Former Nursing Home Employee Files Whistleblower Lawsuit

A woman claimed she was fired from her job at a nursing home because she complained about improper treatment of patients.

The former employee is suing the companies that manage and staff the nursing home. She claimed she was fired in June because she complained to superiors that a patient with a serious bacterial infection was allowed to use another patient's walker.

She alleged she and another employee had raised concerns that patients were being left too long in soiled beds and were not being cared for properly while walking. They said that lead to several patients falling.

Nursing home officials declined to comment. For more, read the story.

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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.