State Inspectors Move to Close Down Nursing Home for Unsafe Conditions

State regulators are acting to revoke the license of a nursing home that houses about 130 mentally ill residents. The residential care home has been cited for numerous violations involving residents' safety. Such events were described by state inspectors as residents attacking each other and a 67-year-old female resident fighting off a sexual assault by a male resident.

Inspectors say the for-profit facility also failed to tell a 61-year-old resident's doctor he was ill, possibly contributing to his death from an infection. The facility has submitted a plan to correct the problems. Administrator and co-owner told the press that has no comment on the issue. A hearing has been set for the end of the year. The facility faces fines of at least $100,000. 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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