Family Sues Nursing Home After Relative's Fall-Related Death

The family of a 78-year-old woman who died after a fall at a nursing home have filed a wrongful death lawsuit. On March 4 the elderly woman was heard yelling for help and found on the floor next to her bed at the facility.  The woman suffered head trauma and a brain hemorrhage. However, according to the complaint, the nursing home staff placed her back in bed, where she was later found unresponsive.

She died from her injuries after being taken to the hospital.  The resident was a high fall risk, and she had not been provided prescribed fall prevention measures such as a bed alarm and fall mats. The family is now seeking the woman's medical records from the nursing home, but the facility has repeatedly refused to provide the records. 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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