Nursing Home Employee Neglected Resident Who Fell and Broke Both an Arm and A Leg

According to officials with the Department of Health, a nursing home employee in one state has been accused of neglecting a resident who was injured at the facility. According to an investigative report, the patient broke two bones as a result of a fall at the facility. 

The employee was cited for neglect when officials determined that the resident had been left in her wheelchair with the light off and the door to her room closed, without oxygen and without her call bell in reach. The patient, who requires mobility assistance, fell from her wheelchair breaking both an arm and a leg.

The resident was hospitalized following the incident. She required surgical insertion of a metal rod to repair her femur. According to investigators, the employee had been properly trained and warned twice before about similar care issues. 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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