Nursing Home Employees Fired After Reporting Resident Neglect

Three former employees of one nursing home where maggots were found on a patient have sued the nursing home and its parent company claiming they were wrongfully fired for reporting patient abuse and neglect at the facility. The three employees worked as nurse's aides at at the facility and were involved in a state investigation into the discovery of maggots in a patient’s genital area last summer.

The lawsuit also claims the facility tried to prevent employees from participating in the investigation into the maggot discovery by suspending them while it was under way, then firing them. In the investigation completed in September, the state determined the facility failed to provide appropriate hygiene and catheter care to a resident whose vaginal area became infested with maggots. 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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