We place our family members in nursing homes in order they may be protected and cared for. Well…then how did this example of gross abuse and neglect happen?

Ben W. Detweiler (81) has been charged with rape and two counts of gross sexual imposition and was arrested last week. The prosecutor said the charges stem from an investigation by the Ohio Department of Health. The agency concluded that a frail female resident was molested by a visitor at The Woodlands at Robinson nursing home and administrators failed to protect her from the assaults.

It would suit me just fine that if the defendant is found guilty of the crime the nursing home administrator and director of nursing should lose their jobs as they obviously don’t have the best interests of the residents as a priority! Allowing abuse and neglect is never acceptable!

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 dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.