80-Year-Old Nursing Home Resident Dies After Altercation With Fellow Dementia Patient

Police are investigating the death of 80-year-old dementia patient found unconscious over the weekend after an altercation at a nursing home. A nurse at the facility found the man unconscious in the Alzheimer/dementia ward sometime before 9:00 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.

According to police, the resident had been in an altercation with a fellow patient at the facility. The other patient is a 66-year-old male a patient of the same ward. The elderly man was taken to the hospital where he later died.The County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the cause of death to be "cerebral cranial hemorrhaging due to blunt force trauma." Police are still investigating the incident. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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