Recurrent Sexual Assualt, a Problem in Some Nursing Homes

The second lawsuit to arise from reported sexual abuse at one nursing home was filed Monday in Circuit Court.

A guardian of a female resident at the home, filed suit seeking at least $100,000 from the nursing home. She said in her suit that home staff permitted a  male resident to have sexual contact with the female resident between Jan. 17 and May 26. Those are the same dates between which the State's Department of Public Health said the male resident molested a number of other female residents. The male resident has since been moved to a psychiatric facility.

The home's assistant administrator, declined comment. Another suit claiming a female resident was molested was filed Oct. 26. State and federal authorities have each moved to fine the county $20,000, saying staff at the home did not take action to prevent the molestations. 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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