Nursing Home Employee Charged With Abuse Of Patient

A nursing home employee has been charged with second-degree elderly abuse and neglect of a 96-year-old woman.  The nursing home caregiver assaulted her patient after allegedly becoming aggravated. An incident report noted that the nurse was “grabbing or twisting her arm, hitting and thumping her on the head.” Wound inflicted on the patient from the abuse included knots on her head and bruises on her arms.

“Apparently (the nurse) got aggravated with the lady and just hit her,” said the police detective on the case. She could face 2-20 years in prison if convicted of the Class B felony. She was out of jail on bail for $6,000. 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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