Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Claims Substantiated Throughout One State

Health department officials in one state substantiated complaints last week against multiple health care facilities in the state. In the report released last Tuesday, the state substantiated an allegation of neglect in a case  in which a resident suffered a second-degree burn from a hot pack. The incident occurred in March, and it was one of three hot-pack injuries at the facility this year.

Investigators found the facility was responsible because all three cases involved the same employee and the nursing home has not taken any steps to prevent the recurrence of the injuries. The Health Department also substantiated an allegation of neglect in a case where a resident broke three toes when an employee of the home bumped her left foot while pushing her wheelchair. The nursing home failed to provide the resident with timely treatment for the injury until X-rays were taken five days later, according to the report. 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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