Nursing Home Employee Beats Patient To Death, Medical Examiner Rules It Homicide

A nursing home patient has been beat to death by the very caregiver who should have been life-sustaining.  The patient suffered from dementia and vision problems.  He was beaten onto the floor and impaled with a table that was turned over. Police have charged the nursing home employee with homicide per the medical examiner’s report.

The nursing home is part of a chain of 88 facilities with a history of poor staffing. “When there’s not enough staff it puts enormous pressure on the staff that are there, and really a facility has the potential to become a hotbed of neglect, if not abuse,” said a representative of the Long Term Care Community. “We see serious problems that come down to the administration and the ownership, which is ultimately responsible for the safety of residents. For more, read the story.

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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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