Nursing Home Owner and Nurse Practitioner Plead Guilty to Criminal Mistreatment of Patient

The attorney general and Medicaid Fraud Unit have resolved a case against two women accused or nursing home fraud and abuse.  The women were investigated following the death of a resident who had severe bed sores (also known as pressure sores, pressure ulcers, decubitus ulcers, and decubitus sores). The former owner and nurse practitioner at the nursing home have both plead guilty to criminal neglect that lead to death.

The facility where the incident occurred was shut down in 2011 due to neglect, falsification of records, and criminal mistreatment of patients. The owner of the facility plead guilty not only to the abuse charges, but to six counts of theft and one count of Medicaid fraud. She will serve 75 days in jail and pay nearly $150,000 in restitution. The nurse practitioner plead guilty to criminal mistreatment of a patient. She will pay a $3,000 fine and is barred from providing care services in government-funded facilities for five years. 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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