Family of Nursing Home Resident Prevails in Lawsuit Stemming from Severe Pressure Ulcers

The family of a nursing home resident who died after developing severe pressure ulcers has "won" her fight for justice in the court room. The daughter said she put her mother in a nursing when she developed severe dementia with the hopes that she would receive care and respect.

The woman said she will never forget the moment she realized her mother had been neglected. When her mother was sent to the hospital the doctor said, 'how long has it been since you've seen your mother?' and asked if she had a camera. When the doctor removed her mother's sheet, she said her feet had just about rotted off.

The attorney for the family said he receives nursing home neglect cases two to three times a week and 99% of the issues could have been avoided.  The resident's daughter said "justice is never done when somebody dies. It's not, but I stopped it from happening to anybody else and that's all you can hope to do." 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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