Nursing Home Found Negligent In Sexual Assault Case Against Caregiver Employee

A nursing home was found negligent in not reporting sexual assaults which led to the conviction of a former nursing home carer. He was caught sexually assaulting two women in two instances by a nurse on duty. However, the issue was not reported to the police in either situation.

The nursing home was held responsible and reminded of their duties.  The senior policy stated that the nursing home “breached its obligation under the Aged Care Act to report any suspected physical or sexual assault of its residents when it failed to notify police and the [department] of the first assault,". The nursing home was deemed responsible for not following the correct procedures after the incidents.  For more, read the story.

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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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