Lawsuit Filed Against Nursing Home For Neglected Patient With Dementia, Parkinson's

Family members of a loved one filed a lawsuit against a nursing home citing negligence in caring for the patient. Suffering from dementia, Parkinson’s and muscular degeneration among other disabilities, the patient was allowed to fall and fracture her hip. Shortly after the fall, the patient died. The death certificate identified dementia and a broken pelvis as the causes of death.

The patient was supposed to receive 24-hour care. "Defendants failed to identify and communicate the diagnosis of Parkinson's and dementia as fall risks and to implement basic fall interventions for (the patient) consistent with her diseases," said the family’s claim.  The claim seeks damages for medical expenses and special damages relate to the injuries sustained, including a broken pelvis, lip laceration, facial trauma, multiple bruises, as well as mental and emotional distress. 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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