Terminated Worker Claims Facility Sought Revenge

A former nursing home employee who reported to state health officials that he discovered a elderly patient saturated in urine and who took photos of another patient’s bedsore is allowed to proceed with his whistle-blower and wrongful termination lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that the former employee observed a male patient that was calling for help after he had fallen. When he reported the incident to the nurse told him, she stated that the resident falls all of the time. He notified the stated department and gave a report of the conditions he observed. The facility was ordered to shut down temporarily and reopened a few months later.

After the employee made the report, he was soon suspended and then terminated when he reported what he discovered to his superiors. The employee’s lawyer stated that his client had been fired in retaliation.  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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