Health Department Investigates Nursing Home Resident Found Dead in River

The State Department of Health Services has opened an investigation into the death of a patient who was reported missing from the a nursing home one month ago and found last weekend in a river. A hunter found the body of  43-year-old, about 8:35 a.m. Sunday, according to the Sheriff’s Department. According to the medical examiners, the man died of accidental drowning.

According to the Sheriff, the facility which cares for the elderly and people with chronic mental diseases, had reported the man missing Nov. 3. It is unclear at this time whether the man was in a secure unit of the facility or was allowed to leave the facility on his own accord. 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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