Nursing Home Investigated After Autopsy of Resident Reveals Severe Neglect

A personal care home is under investigation for after the autopsy of a man who died at the facility last month revealed indications of neglect.  Representatives from the state Attorney General's Office executed a search warrant seeking records from the personal care home that had 19 residents.

The resident that prompted the investigation died nearly two weeks after he was taken to the emergency room after sustaining injuries from falling out of bed. According to the search warrant, the hospital staff reported the man to be "in very poor health," with severe dehydration and sepsis and was covered in feces. The man also had multiple bedsores (also known as pressure ulcers, pressure sores, and decubitus ulcers) which hospital staff say were covered by urine soaked bandages. 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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