Nursing Home Case At Trial For Patient Death

A 72-year-old patient at a facility recently died when five staff ignored his monitor alarms not being hooked up to his respirator. The five employees of the facility now at trial in the Supreme Court with two juries. One of the juries will decide on the case for only one of the five employees who pleaded not guilty. This specific employee was a respiratory therapist and is being accused of not setting up the patient’s respirator, in addition to ignoring alarms coming from the patient’s monitors.

The second jury is deciding on the other four employees pleading not guilty, accused of different charges connected to the patient’s death. The prosecutor is saying that there is no excuse that all five people would allow an alarm to go unnoticed. 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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