Nursing Assistant Places Trash Bag Over 89-year-old Woman’s Head

A nursing assistant was found guilty of abuse for placing a trash bag over an 89-year-old woman’s head sitting in a wheelchair and suffering from dementia. Police had reported the nursing home incident to the Medicaid Fraud Office due to abuse concerns. Charges against the nursing assistant and an arrest ensued.  

She was terminated from her position and sentenced to 6 months probation, preventing her from serving in any care-giving facility for the elderly during that time. Thankfully, the woman who experienced the abuse was not injured. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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