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Virginia Beach Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers

When elderly relatives can no longer live safely in their own homes, we may have to consider residential or nursing home care.

Although we hope this is of a high standard, an article found within Robinson Forensic highlights concerns associated with assisted living facilities involving the neglect of nursing home residents.

Neglect usually comes in the form of a caregiver failing to meet a resident’s needs.  Residents are put in these types of facilities to ensure that the proper and necessary care is given to them.


The article highlights the federal regulations put in place to make sure nursing homes operate at the proper standard.  The federal regulations state that, “a facility must care for its residents’ quality of life.  The facility must promote care for residents in a manner and in an environment that maintains or enhances each resident’s dignity and respect in full recognition of his or her individuality.”

On occasions, standards in these facilities fall below those we expect for our loved ones. Elder abuse is far more prevalent in nursing homes than we would like to think.

As Virginia Beach nursing home attorneys, we were saddened to hear about the injury of Dr. David Griffin, a retired surgeon and nursing home resident of a facility in Kentucky a few years ago.  Griffin suffered two broken legs during his time at the nursing home.  He was able to recover a substantial settlement as a jury awarded him $8 million in their verdict.  Read our blog to learn more about this incident and other nursing home related issues.

There are several nursing homes in Hampton Roads that received low ratings as a result of a federal study.  This is worrisome.

If you or anyone you know has been exposed to nursing home neglect, or you feel that he or she has not received the proper care from a caregiver, take the appropriate measures to remove that person from the dangerous environment.  It is also important that a trusted nursing home lawyer is consulted for legal advice.  Call our Virginia Beach nursing home neglect lawyers at 757-455-0077, or find us online at

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John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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