Nursing Home Update - Written by Jere Beasley on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 11:34 - 0 Comments

Woman wins suit against Virginia assisted living home

A jury in Virginia has awarded $750,000 in damages against an assisted living facility located in Newport News. A former staffer had been accused of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled resident. The verdict came in a filed against Cote De Neige Home for Adults and its owner by the sister of a 55-year-old man who was a resident at the facility.

The staffer is accused of sexually assaulting the man while working at the home as a certified nursing assistant. He is charged with forcible sodomy, carnal knowledge and abuse and neglect. According to the , the home and owner failed to exercise “reasonable care” when they hired the staff member who had a previous criminal record.

Source: Associated Press

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