Jury Rules in Favor of Elderly Woman's Family After Fall Related Death in Nursing Home

A jury returned returned a verdict last week against a nursing home in the September 2007 death of an 88-year-old woman.The woman, died Sept. 28, 2007, six days after sustaining a fall at the facility.

The civil complaint alleged that the elderly woman was receiving hospice care and was an extreme fall risk when a staff aide left her standing in her room after a shower the night of Sept. 22, 2007. The woman fell and fractured her hip. According to the attorneys for the family, the aide failed to report the fall to the home’s nursing staff and the resident's broken right hip went undiagnosed and untreated for nearly a full day. 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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