Nursing home administrator investigated for ignoring sex abuse

Nursing home administrator, Charlotte Wilson, is under investigation by the State Of Virginia’s Attorney General’s office for ignoring reports that one of her employees was molesting vulnerable adults at the nursing home where she was employed as an Administrator.

According to an article on TriCities.com by Michael Owens, a reporter for the Bristol Herald Courier,Wilson ignored complaints that James Wright, a nursing aide, was committing sexual assault on residents. People who care for Vulnerable Adults are legally bound by law to report abuse or neglect in a nursing home.

James Wright, recently entered an Alford Plea to four counts of aggravated sexual battery; he will be sentenced in May and faces 20 years of jail time for each count. It is alleged that Wilson reassigned Wright after complaints lodged by relatives of some patients but she allowed him to continue working.

In Washington State, as in many other states, it is mandatory for administrators to report conduct of an employee which involves patient abuse including physical, verbal and emotional; administrators and other professionals are considered Mandatory Reporters.

Wilson who works for National Healthcare-Bristol, may lose her license pending a hearing.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been victims of nursing home abuse and neglect and their families. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.

Symptoms of nursing home abuse and neglect can include bedsores, broken bones, dehydration, frequent UTI infections, physical abuse and sexual abuse.

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