Investigation into Nursing Home Resident's Violent Death

Police have conducted an investigation following the death of an elderly woman at a nursing home and have submitted the findings the the Attorney General for further review. According to the chief of police, an incident occurred on November 24th between two dementia patient's at the facility.

The investigation indicated that an 84-year-old female patient went into the private room of a 58-year-old male patient. He said staff reported having heard the male resident become upset and tell the female resident to leave.

Staff entered the room and found that the woman was found on the floor, bleeding, having suffered broken ribs as well as injuries to her back and head. She was died two days later. He said it’s believed that the male resident grabbed the woman to get her out of his room, and the two fell down with the male landing on top of female resident.

Police were notified of the incident five hours after it occurred by hospital staff. The facility's Administrator said the incident is being considered an accident. The attorney general will decide whether charges will be filed. 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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