Family Blames Nursing Home For Paralyzed Son's Death, Seeks Justice

A family is fighting for justice after the death of their son allegedly due to nursing home neglect. The patient was shot in the back of the head when visiting a friend at his apartment. The suspects in the shooting were never caught and the incident left the patient’s spinal cord damaged. Upon release from the hospital, the patient went to a nursing home to receive care.

The parents of the patient identified incidents of poor quality care, such as lying in his own feces or with vomit on his mouth. "...He would be laying in his feces and the tailbone would be exposed," said the patient’s mother. "And my husband wanted him changed right then and there (and) they said no." The patient deteriorated to the point he was sent back to the hospital, where he died shortly after.  According to his mother, "That nursing home broke him. At the end he was terrified." The family now wants justice for his death. 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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