Caregiver Charged With Elder Abuse After Patient Died From Severe Pressure Ulcers

The State Attorney General in one state has charged a care giver with elder abuse after the death of an elderly woman in her care. The 88-year-old patient died last June from large bedsores (also known as pressure sores, pressure ulcers, decubitus sores, and decubitus ulcers) at the in home elder care facility.

The victim had dementia and her family paid the facility almost $3,000 a month to care for her. She died from stage IV pressure ulcers to her buttocks that were left untreated.

The woman, 52, was in charge of the facility at the time of the woman's death. The other caregivers at the facility were the suspect's husband and daughter. The suspect is currently in jail with Bail set at $300,000. 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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