Man Sues Nursing Home and Hospital After His Mother's Pressure Ulcer Related Death

A man is blaming a nursing home and a hospital for his mother's death in a complaint filed December 23. The man says his mother was a resident of the nursing home from Dec. 23, 2008, to Jan. 22, 2009.

She was there to receive  therapy and to receive skilled care for her wounds that she had on her legs. But according to the complaint, she developed additional pressure ulcers and the leg wounds worsened during her time at the facility. He has also claimed that his mother suffered from inadequate hydration at the nursing home  and the hospital because employees were not properly monitoring her fluid levels.  She also suffered a urinary tract infection while at the nursing home.

Due to a decline in the woman's condition, she stayed at the hospital for over two months until her death on March 2, 2009. Her son says that the hospital failed to properly and timely diagnose and treat her for bowel perforation. As a result, she suffered from an abdominal wound and development of additional skin breakdown and pressure ulcers. 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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