Nursing Home Employee Punches Wheelchair-Bound Resident in the Face

A certified nursing assistant has been accused of punching a paralyzed nursing home resident, according to state investigators. Police say the assault was caught on surveillance cameras at the facility.

The video shows the wheelchair bound victim and the nurse's aid in an altercation. The patient attempted to hit the aide, but missed. The aide then responded by punching the resident in the face. The patient is a 23-year-old male who was paralyzed from the waist down in an accident earlier this year. 

The patient's mother admitted that her son can be difficult to handle, but she said punching a resident is never appropriate. Nursing home officials say the employee has been suspended and they are working on relocating the resident to another facility. 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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