Nursing Homes Need Increased Fines To Effect Real Change In Patient Care

One state is speaking out against nursing home abuse and neglect by demanding lawmakers to increase fines when found guilty of abuse and neglect. Currently fines are minimal in comparison to the return payment of Medicare for services rendered to patients in nursing homes. Activists believe that lawmakers are favoring nursing homes with low fines.

The lawmakers who create the laws are often the very individuals for whom the nursing home rally to support in election campaigns. Patients have to come first, not the nursing home owners. This means increase consequences and fines for poor quality care. 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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