Fracture Leads To Settlement

An 83-year-old female patient was assaulted at a nursing home by another patient, whom the nursing home knew posed a danger to all other patients at the nursing home. The offending patient pushed our client to the floor and caused her to sustain left and right pelvis fractures.

As a result of the assault and fractures, the patient became less mobile, was more dependent with activities of daily living, and required physical therapy and narcotic pain medications. The patient’s family hired us to pursue claims against the nursing home for failing to protect the patient’s safety. We were able to obtain a generous six-figure settlement for the patient.


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.