Jury Finds Nursing Home Negligent After Resident Injured During a Fall

A Circuit Court jury ruled in favor of an 80-year-old woman who fell and was found severely injured in an equipment storage room at the nursing home where she was living.

In January of 2009, the woman went missing while moving up and down the hall with her walker. When she was found in the equipment room, she had broken bones in her face, there was bleeding in her brain, a 4-centimeter cut on her forehead, a cut on her lip and a swollen eye, according to state documents.

The woman, who was in her late 80's at the time, suffers from Alzheimer's disease. A state adult-protection worker determined that the woman was a victim of caretaker neglect and had been exposed to an extreme safety risk at the facility. 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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