Families Question Nursing Home Deaths At Same Facility, Ignite Lawsuits

Two nursing home patients are dead and families are questioning the circumstances. The patients both died by choking. One patient choked on oatmeal and the other on bile, dying the next day. The incident involving a patient choking to death on oatmeal was not reported to the state in a timely manner. The patient who choked on bile was said to be suffering from a UTI for quite some time and did not receive proper care for it. 

The department of health is investigating the aforementioned deaths which both occurred in the same month. So far, the state has identified a deficiency of care as well as failing to properly assess and monitor change in condition of the patients.  The nursing home director acknowledged that the facility was under investigation for the deaths, but would not provide further details. The families are planning to bring a lawsuit against the nursing home and have hired attorneys to begin the process.  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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