Nursing Home Employee Reports Neglect and Cover-Up at Facility

A woman who has a long career as a certified nurse's assistant anonymously filed a complaint with the state against a for-profit nursing home where she was employed. The aide claims that two patient deaths occurred at the facility last year when patients choked and the nurses on duty didn't follow the resuscitation orders or call 911.

The aide says the nurses ignored the protocols and advised others to do nothing to assist the patients who had choked. The aide believes that the families were not given the truth about the deaths, and that the facility purposefully covered up the details of the incidents.

The aide who has made the report says she was fired after bringing the neglect to the administrator's attention and refusing to participate in the cover-up. The Department of Health and Human Services is investigating the incident and they have determined the facility failed to provide necessary care and services that led to the deaths. 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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