Family Files Suit Against Nursing Home Following Loved One's Death

The wife of a man who died last year after multiple falls and severe pressure ulcers (bedsores or decubitus ulcers) has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man's former nursing home.  The complaint alleges that the facility committed negligence when the failed to prevent the man's frequent falls, including one Dec. 12, 2008, in which suffered a hip fracture and had to undergo surgery. The suit also alleges that the facility also failed to prevent deterioration of a sever ulcer the man developed on his ankle.

The 87-year-old man was admitted to the nursing home in September 2007 after suffering two strokes and exhibiting signs of dementia, hypertension, diabetes and mellitus, according to the lawsuit. The suit also notes that the elderly man died on April 24, 2009, from gangrene and osteomyelitis in connection with the pressure sore as well as complications of advanced dementia. 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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