Family Sues Nursing Home After Elderly Woman Required Surgery to Remove Maggots From Ear

The family of a 92-year-old elderly nursing home resident is suing the facility after doctors reportedly discovered maggots in the woman's ear. The elderly woman is unable to speak or care for herself because she suffers from Alzheimer's disease.

The woman, who has an enlarged ear canal from a surgery years ago, was sent to a doctor for a "wax buildup" in her ear. Nine days later, a nurse at the facility administering ear drops to the woman, discovered the larvae.
The medical director was alerted, and the woman was sent to the hospital.

Doctors videotaped the infestation before performing surgery to remove the fifty-seven maggots from the woman's ear. Following the hospitalization, the woman's family immediately transferred her to another facility. They are now suing the nursing home for neglect and emotional distress. 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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