Nursing Home Fined After Failing to Administer CPR to Patient Who Suffered Heart Attack

A nursing home in one state has agreed to pay a $12,000 fine after investigators determined the facility  mistakenly failed to intervene when a patient suffered a fatal heart attack in 2011. Officials from the Department of Health issued the fine against the facility in connection with the death.

According the investigative report, state inspectors found that the nursing home improperly trained its staff on the nursing home’s do-not-resuscitate policy. When the patient went into cardiac arrest, staff did not perform life-saving measures because they thought that the patient had a do-not-resuscitate order in place. 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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