Elderly Nursing Home Resident Killed In Facility Fire

Police have reported the death of an elderly woman in a nursing home fire earlier this week. According to officials, the fire which occurred Tuesday in the early morning hours caused the need to evacuate 70 resident from the facility. Unfortunately, the resident in the room where the fire occurred died from smoke inhalation.

Authorities believe the fire began because the 64-year-old female resident was smoking in her room while using oxygen. The administrator for the facility confirmed that an employee rushed to the room to discover that the resident's mattress had caught fire. Aides attempted to assist the resident and extinguish the flames while other staff and emergency responders got the remaining residents out. 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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