Nursing Home Sued In Connection with Neglect of Residents

Five people have sued a nursing home and its parent corporation claiming that patients in the facility are subjected to abuse and neglect because of inadequate staffing levels. The lawsuit, filed this week, alleges that residents are frequently left unattended in their own waste for long periods, are overmedicated and develop preventable bed sores (also knows as pressure ulcers, pressure sores, decubitus ulcers and decubitus sores).

The nursing home is an 80-bed, for-profit facility that provides extended-stay nursing care to seniors with varying levels of disabilities. The attorney who filed the lawsuit has said that the purpose of the suit is to prompt change at the facility and get the residents the care they need. He said, "the lawsuit is focused on ensuring that all of its current and future residents receive the decent treatment they need and deserve." 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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