Nursing Home Faces Charges of Neglect After Patient Committs Suicide

A nursing home and its former administrator  are being blamed in an indictment for the death of a suicidal patient at their facility. The Attorney General on the case said yesterday that facility is facing abuse and neglect charges in connection with the man's suicide.

According to the Attorney General, the 34-year-old patient was admitted to the facility despite its lack of equipment or staff trained to handle patients with mental illness. The patient who had a long standing history of psychiatric illness, attempted suicide two prior times before a third attempt which was successful. After each of the first two attempts he was hospitalized but returned to the facility shortly after. If a conviction occurs, the facility would likely lose its federal funding and license. 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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