Investigators Determine Nursing Home Neglected Malnourished Resident

A nursing home has been charged with neglect  after state health officials investigated a resident who died after being hospitalized for dramatic weight loss. Investigators determined the man's weight loss and nutrition were not monitored for two months at the facility.

State Health Department officials said staff at the facility neglected the man's "fluid and nutritional needs" and failed to detect a 30 pound weight loss over several weeks.  Because there were many staff members involved in his care, investigators are holding the nursing home responsible for the neglect, citing failure to evaluate the man's weight loss and intake of solids and liquids, and failing to notify his doctor about the weight loss. 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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