Jury In Favor Of Family After Nursing Home Choking Death

A jury has sided with the mother of a 56-year-old developmentally disabled woman who choked to death at a nursing home. The attorney for the victim's mother said, the victim was blind and had difficulty swallowing.

In February of 2009, bad weather had prevented all but one caregiver from arriving at the facility for work, The one was nurse was then left in charge of caring for six severely disabled residents. The caregiver failed to puree the woman's food and she choked. The incident resulted in brain damage and the woman passed away a week later.

The verdict included compensation for medical bills and funeral expenses, pain and suffering, loss of society and companionship and punitive damages. 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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