Assisted Living Facility Resident Assaulted by Intruder
A state agency says that a local assisted living facility for the elderly failed to keep a violent man from assaulting a resident. After the woman was assaulted in her assisted living center she has been forced to have three operations.
Her family not only wants justice against the man police say choked and beat the elderly nursing home resident last October, they want the assisted living center to be held accountable for leaving their back door unlocked. After the State Department of Aging finished it's investigation it was revealed the facility neglected to "to have a key to lock the door" and that "no headcount was taken after the alarm sounded." The woman's family feels their trust was betrayed when the facility failed to prevent the deranged intruder from assaulting the resident. 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.
Posted on Thu, January 21, 2010
by Kristie Pierce