Trial is Underway for Former Nursing Home Employee

The trial begins for a former employee of a nursing home accused of physically abusing one of the residents. The former worker pleads not guilty to assaulting an elderly resident when attempting to give her medication.

According to reports, while and worker completed rounds on her shift, she entered the room of the victim to administer her required medication. The victim was asleep and when wakened, she was surprised and became aggressive. There were two other roommates in the room as well but no witnesses.

The worker is accused throwing water in the victim’s face and placing her knees in the victim’s chest to force her to take her medication. Allegedly the victim did not scream for help and no one witnessed anything take place, including the victim’s two roommates who slept nearby. 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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