Jury Verdict for Nursing Home Negligence

A 76 year old woman entered a nursing home facility after suffering a stroke. She was expected to stay for a month-long stint during her recovery. About halfway through that stay the woman awoke in the night with very severe abdominal pain.

A doctor was called the next day and he issued an order that she be taken to a local emergency room. Even though the director of nursing received the transfer order from the doctor at 3:34 p.m. immediate action was not taken. The suffering senior was simply left to sit in her room even though she was in so much pain that she was screaming constantly, making so much noise that other residents complained. Around 10:20 p.m. that night, the senior was found in her room, dead.

The case went to trial and the jury issued a unanimous verdict in the family‚Äôs favor after finding the nursing home guilty of negligence, medical malpractice, and basic violations of the rights of residents.  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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