Family of Assisted Livng Resident Killed While Crossing Road Has Sued Facility

The family of an elderly woman killed trying to cross a busy road is suing the assisted living facility where the woman was living at the time. The 74-year-old resident left the facility through a side door around 1:15 a.m. back in May of 2010. According to the family's lawsuit, the woman was known by the staff to suffer from multiple mental health conditions,  memory loss, and to be at risk for wandering.

Police said after wandering from the facility, the woman was struck by a car while trying to cross the westbound lanes. She suffered multiple injuries from the impact and was pronounced dead at the scene about 3 a.m. No charges have been filed against the driver. 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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