Patient Assaulted by Employee and Nursing Home Takes Action

An employee of a nursing home with a pretty good track record recently became entangled with law enforcement after  deputies say she assaulted an Alzheimer's patient. Owner of nursing home, states that a nurse discovered a bump on the back of a patient's head. This prompted an investigation which found one of their nursing assistants was to blame.

According to the facility owner, once their own investigation was done, the Sheriff's Office was notified and asked to come to the nursing  home immediately.  The incident report shows video surveillance of the employee pushing the patient into a bed, causing her to bump her head. The employee then threatened the patient with obscenities and further violence.

The employee was hired less than three months ago and when the employment background was completed on the employee, it came back clean.  She had also previously worked for other nursing facilities in town.

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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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