Nursing Home Fined $100,000 by State After Resident's Deadly Fall

A nursing home has been fined $100,000 for alleged negligence that resulted in the death of an 85-year-old resident. An investigation by the State Department of Public Health says staff at the facility failed to provide adequate supervision and assistance to a resident who had a history of falling. The elderly man was also known to suffer from severe dementia. 

In December, the man called out for help after falling, and claimed not to have hit his head when a nurse assistant found him on the floor. However, hours after the fall had occurred, the man became ill and unresponsive. He was transferred to a nearby hospital where he died the next day. His death certificate lists head injuries as cause of death. 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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