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The Law’s Limits in Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse Cases

July 24, 2013

Our law firm represents nursing home residents and their families in tragic cases of nursing home neglect and abuse. We do everything in our power to vindicate the resident’s rights under Virginia law.

But sadly, the law’s limits prevent us from the following understandable requests:

– “I want you to shut that nursing home down.” – “I want that nurse fired.” – “I want a formal written apology.” – I want everyone in town to know what they did to my Mom. Everyone. I am calling the news. ” –  “I want their licensed revoked.” – “I want that person arrested and prosecuted.”

There are limits to our civil justice system.

Even if a Virginia company that runs a local nursing home neglects a loved one and their neglect caused the resident’s death, we are limited to seeking a recovery of monetary damages at trial – it is the only way we can hold nursing home corporations accountable under the law. 

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