Family Sues Nursing Home After Resident Died Following Altercation with Another Resident

The family of a former nursing home resident who died following an altercation with another resident has sued the facility for neglect. The elderly woman was a resident in the facility's Alzheimer's unit. Following the resident's death, the coroner determined that her death was caused by subdural and subarachnoid hematomas due to blunt force trauma because of a fall during an altercation with another resident.

The woman's family said they have tried to get answers from the facility, but the facility has refused to discuss the situation with them. The family said the facility's lack of compassion prompted them to file suit. The State Department of Health investigative report revealed that the resident was found on the floor in the dining room while another resident was swinging her walker around and saying she was tired of the resident following her. 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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