A nursing home corporation has been indicted in the 2004 death of a woman who lived in their Portland, Maine facility. Tennessee-based Life Care Centers of America is charged with manslaughter, abuse and neglect of a long-term care resident. Read the report here.

My home state of Virginia also has laws on the books which make it a crime to abuse or neglect the elderly. I have practice law for 25 years and have NEVER witnessed the enforcement of this law! Why? One prosecutor told me they were too busy to pursue these claims!

It is a crime to abuse and neglect the elderly….so lets start treating it as such and prosecute those responsible as criminals!

Dan Frith
Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at