Nursing Home Patients Abandoned By Owners

Nursing home administrators who abandoned a nursing home facility after the license was revoked have been charged with abandoning 14 residents.  The facility owners decided to walk out, as did a number of staff members when the home was forced to close. However, the residents remained and the individuals were left with two staff members unable to abandon the residents. 

One of the staff members was a cook. He said he did his best to care for them and could not leave them even though he was no longer being paid. Paramedics were called to rescue the patients two days after the patients were abandoned. The owners fled but were arrested before escaping.  If convicted, the owners face up to 17 years in prison. 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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