Nursing Home Resident Sets Fire to Facility

After a police investigation into a recent nursing home fire, officials are calling the fire intentional.  According to police,  a 46-year-old male resident of the Assisted Living and Memory Care unit admitted to starting the fire on Sunday.

The resident has been placed on a psychological hold and is being evaluated at the county medical center. The fire started shortly after 7 p.m. required the residents and staff be evacuated from the facility. Firefighters said two residents needed to be rescued from their rooms. There were no injuries, authorities said. 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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