Nursing Home Employee Charged with Punching Resident in the Face

An Attorney General announced the indictment of a former nursing aide today. The former Certified Nurse's Assistant (CNA) is charged with assaulting a resident of a nursing home. The 34-year-old woman was arrested yesterday after the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit presented evidence to a grand jury on August 4.

The former CNA is accused of striking a resident in the face while providing care to the resident on December 6, 2010. The woman was immediately terminated and the facility reported the incident to authorities. If convicted, the woman could face one to ten years imprisonment and a fine of up to $15,000. 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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