Nursing Home Employee Fired and Charged with Felony After Slapping Resident in the Face

A 70-year-old woman was indicted by a jury last week on a felony charge of patient abuse. According to court documents, the woman was employed at a nursing home as an activity assistant when the abuse occurred. The nursing home employee was charged with the fourth-degree felony after she slapped a resident in the face earlier this year.

According to nursing home officials, the employee had been at the nursing home for nearly five years. Following the incident, the woman was fired. A representative for the facility stated that they have zero tolerance for patient abuse. 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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