Family Considers Legal Action After Elderly Woman Dies from a Fall at Hospital

The family of an elderly woman who died after fracturing her skull while in the hospital is demanding answers. The 82-year-old grandmother cracked open her skull after falling out of bed. Her family is now saying she was neglected.

On Tuesday around 10:30 p.m. nurses told the family to go home and sleep because visiting hours were over. They agreed because they were assured that two nurses would take turns sitting with the woman throughout the night. Around 3 a.m., the woman's daughter received a call from the hospital informing her mother had fallen out of bed at 1:30 a.m. The woman had sustained a skull fracture and surgeons decided due to excessive swelling on the brain, they wouldn’t be able to perform surgery. She passed away that same day. 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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