Nursing Home Resident Claims That She was Struck in the Face by Nurses Aide

Allegations have risen that a nursing home employee struck a one of the facility's residents in the eye. The nursing home currently has a one-star (much below average) rating from government inspectors.

An official for the facility denies the abuse allegation, saying she does not believe it took place. But according to the state's investigation in November, a family member of a female resident discovered a large bruise under the resident's right eye on Oct. 27. The resident told her family member that during the prior evening she and a nursing assistant got into a fight and the nursing assistant hit her in the face.

The nursing home had tried to identify who allegedly hit the patient, but could not do so, according to both the state and the facility. The resident was not seriously injured. She was unable or refused to tell investigators or nursing home employees who had struck her. 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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