Nursing Home fined For Poor Care and Operating Under a Terminated License

A nursing home is being fined after maggots were found on a patient's body. The patient died of an unrelated medical issue. Among issues noted by the Department of Health and Human Services and the Division of License and Regulatory Commission, the facility failed to enhance the dying resident's quality of life, and the facility presented false information regarding the administrator's license.

The administrator's training license was terminated in June but he had represented that it was still active according to the Department of Health and Human Services. The administrator commented that there is confusion regarding his license, but he feels it is active until October of 2010. The facility is being fined the maximum $10,000 in connection with the poor care and licensing issue. 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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