Nursing Home Fined $101,000 For Death Of Patient

A nursing home has been fined $101,000 for the death of a patient. The patient was an 80-year-old female who aspirated with fluid in her lungs. She was calling for help for a period of 5 hours. The nursing home staff made remarks about her not being their responsibility. Another nurse decided not to give CPR or call a rescue squad although it was her responsibility.

“She wanted to live,” a former nurse’s aide said. “Her rights were violated and neglected. That’s all it is. It’s just sad. She was just straight out neglected.” The daughter also had this to add, “Essentially, she drowned over a period of five hours. I really can’t think of a more horrible way for anyone to die.” 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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