Nursing Home for Veterans Cited For Harrowing Neglect: Black Toes and Maggots In Foot
A report that just became public says conditions at a large city Veterans Affairs nursing home were potentially dangerous to patients. The VA says it has corrected the problems since the report came out, a year ago.
The report was obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request by a newspaper in that same city. It included harrowing details of patient neglect, including one man with black toes and maggots falling out of his foot.
A VA spokesman says he can't comment on specific patients but that the report prompted massive changes at the facility:
“This situation occurred more than a year ago. Leadership took swift action to correct these problems and insure the staff at the nursing home is competent, dedicated and ready to care for America's veterans.” 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 Sun, September 20, 2009
by Robert Carter