Jury Orders Nursing Home To Pay Family of Resident Who Died From Neglect

Jurors have ordered a nursing home to pay damages to the the family of a man who died from nursing home neglect. The man, a former professional wrestler, died at age 72 after losing 32 pounds with in 63 days at the facility. As a part of this rapid decline, the man also lost his ability to walk and talk. 

Ultimately, the elderly man died from infected pressure ulcers (also known as bed sores, pressure sores, decubitus ulcers,  and decubitus sores) on his heels and tailbone that he developed at the facility. The family testified in trial that they were never advised of the man's sores or of a fall that he sustained at the facility. Following the verdict, the man's wife said that she hopes the case will be the springboard for new legislation to increase standards and regulations for nursing homes. 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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