Nursing Home Fined For Death Of Patient

A nursing home has been fined $36,000 for the death of a patient due to medical and clerical errors. Because of the errors, the home will receive inspections every six months over a two year period. The primary areas of neglect included not administering blood-thinners accurately and failing to note bruises properly.

“Physicians’ notes…did not indicate any documentation of the rationale for the three blood-thinning medications ordered with similar effects, which would increase risk of bleeding/hemorrhage, “ the report stated. The bruises on the patient’s inner thighs and abdomen were a sign of internal bleeding that went undocumented. The follow up report by the state was a full 37 pages. For more, read the story.
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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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