You placed your loved one in a nursing home in Virginia because you believed it was the safest place for them. You expect nurses to check on your loved one and to be notified if an emergency has taken place. Finding out that the people who were supposed to be caring for them actually abused them is heartbreaking. Fortunately, the law is on your side, and even though you can't take back what happened or erase the painful memories of the situation, you can aim to make things right now and in the future for all patients at the care center.
Nursing home injuries are typically due to the lack of staff members at the facility. Understaffing can mean that residents go without supervision, and that means they could be left suffering for hours without care. The result of going without care can cause painful suffering, injuries and even death for some nursing home patients. Regardless of the reasoning behind it, this kind of understaffing is truly negligent in itself. Some patients may suffer in silence, but you can be their voice.