Nursing Home Fined $100,000 After Patient's Neglect Related Death

A nursing home was fined $100,000 on Friday after state investigators determined that inadequate care led to the death of a resident, according to Department of Public Health officials. The investigation report reveals that staff at the nursing home failed to treat an elderly, wheelchair-bound patient after her left thigh bone broke mysteriously in October 2008. The serious injury caused her to suffer cardio-respiratory distress days later, according to the investigation. She was sent to the hospital where she died that day.

State regulators issued the nursing home an “AA” citation, the most severe penalty under law, in connection with the neglect. The nursing home is a private, for-profit, 75-bed facility, part of a chain of nursing homes. 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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