Family Awarded $13.2 Millon By Jury For Nursing Home Death

The family of a deceased nursing home patient has been awarded $13.2 million dollars by a jury. The patient was sent to the nursing home for rehabilitation after falling at home and suffering a dislocated shoulder. Upon spending time at the nursing home, the injuries became far worse, with pressure ulcers leading to the loss of 20 pounds, multiple wound debridements, bone shaving and a colostomy.

An attorney presented that the deterioration that to place in the nursing home led to her death. “With adequate staffing and a properly run facility she would have completed her rehab and gone back home,” reads a statement from the family’s attorney. “Instead, she died an undignified death in pain.” For more, read the story

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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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