Nursing Home Fire Causes Death, Investigation Ensues

A fire at a nursing home was discovered and contained in only one room of the facility, which was their room designated for smoking. The facilities local police department investigation of the fire is now in progress, but has found so far that at the time of the fire the facility’s smoke alarms, fire doors, and sprinklers were not in the proper condition.

The fire that occurred at this nursing home resulted in a patient's death. The patient's identity has not been confirmed yet by police, who are still putting together their investigation. Since the fire was only in one of the facility’s rooms all of the other residents and staff were quickly able to locate back into their normal places in the nursing home. 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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