Nursing Home Facility Cited For Endangering Patients

A nursing home recently was in danger of harming all of its 130 residents. The facility had been relying on an emergency generator for about six months until it failed in January, leaving the home with no heat in the middle of the winter. The facility running with no heat only lasted a few hours, but still almost had the residents evacuating. The state did not possess the knowledge that this nursing home was running under a violated Electric Code.

The nursing home was also found to have more dangerous situations going on that would be harmful to their residents, such as not having self-closing doors for select rooms and incorrect ventilation for the rooms with gas tanks. The facility received citations from the state department for violating quality of care. 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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