Judge Warrants Trial For Son Who claims His Mother Died as Result of Nursing Home Neglect

A judge has decided that the accusations of elder abuse at one nursing care facility warrant a trial. The suit was brought to the court by the son of Dorris Hilton who died after spending three months at the facility. Hilton, 78, died in November 2006 after suffering from a urinary tract infection(UTI). Her son claims that the nursing home staff neglected his mother’s condition and failed to administer her prescribed medication until she became severely ill.

The complaint states that Hilton was subjected to a humiliating death due to her treatment at the facility. A company spokesman claims that Hilton received proper care and that the claims are unfounded. There have been several complaints of elder abuse filed against the company over the past few years.

In another case an 87-year-old female resident died at the facility in January 2010 after suffering from bedsores, pneumonia, clostridium difficile, malnutrition and dehydration, according to a complaint. The woman’s children also believe neglect was the cause of her death. 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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