Nursing Home Worker Arrested For Punching Resident In Face Because "She Hit Me First"

A nursing home worker was arrested Thursday morning after she struck a 65-year-old nursing home resident across the left side of her face with a closed fist, according to the arrest affidavit.

The nursing assistant allegedly went in the woman's room to change the victim's socks. At some point a co-worker heard yelling, walked in and said the aide had punched the victim in the face. When that co-worker asked why – the report says the aide responded, "She hit me first."

The resident suffers from Parkinson's disease and dementia, according to authorities. She had been fired after the incident, which occurred on June 26th. 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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