Nursing Home Survey Reports Could Be Banned From Malpractice Case Evidence

A Senate bill is slated to be presented and passed to ban state inspections from being used against nursing homes in malpractice cases.  A local news station interviewed families to obtain their stories on their family members who experienced abuse or neglect of loved ones. One family noted that the survey report on patient #5 was their family member.  The patient died in the care of staff.

Another patient was raped and an investigation never took place, nor was a rape kit used.  Another resident choked to death, lacking a proper diet.  The survey reports citing these stories would be banned from evidence used in cases representing nursing home patients and their families if the bill is passed. 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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