A former employee of Manor Care in Virginia is suing the nursing home for wrongful termination. The employee was fired on Oct. 17 of last year, the day that state health department inspectors arrived at the nursing home. The report that resulted from the inspection cites the nursing home for more than a dozen violations of nursing home abuse and neglect. Among concerns, the report cited leaving infectious wounds untreated for days and purposefully ignoring a patient’s damaged feeding tubes until the patient had to visit the emergency room with dehydration. The former employee states that she alerted state health officials of the violations, acting as a whistleblower.
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