Nursing Home Abuse Reports Increase With New State Law

Reports of elder abuse are increasing with a total of 3,800 submissions since the summer.  A new law encourages whistleblowers to identify abuse taking place in exchange for immunity, so long as they are not the perpetrator(s).  The law also condemns individuals who fail to report abuse upon awareness of it.

One nurse failing to report abuse has been cited and will face a hearing in court. "As case workers are able to track progress," said a representative for Adult Protective Services, "we'll have a better feel for the overall safety of individuals." 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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