Elderly Man Dies After Possible Fall From Nursing Home Second Story Window

An 85-year-old man was found dead outside of his nursing home last week. Now, officials say the man climbed out of a window in his room on the second floor of the facility. However, the man's family does not believe the frail elderly resident could have climbed out of his window. His son-in-law said he was frail and could not have escaped from the window, which only opened about 6 inches. Additionally, the man was found near a door below the window with his walker and his injuries were not consistent with a two-story fall.

According to officials, the resident was in his room at 11 p.m. when the staff did a round of room checks. At 1:00 a.m. he was found outside the facility. The initial cause of death is hypothermia, but a complete autopsy has not yet been performed. 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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