Nursing Home Neglect May Have Been the Cause of Former Actors Death

The children of former actor Gene Barry have alleged in a state court lawsuit that a nursing home near Los Angeles caused his death by neglecting to monitor the man's condition after he had suffered a fall.  The family allege that the facility neglected to notify a physician after their father suffered a fall that left him in “excruciating pain” and ultimately caused his death.

According to the complaint, Barry entered the nursing home June 2009 and was in stable condition. He fell at the facility Dec. 5 and injured his head, suffering brain damage and a subdural hematoma. He also sustained fractured ribs and a hip injury. When Barry died on December 9, neither his family nor his physician had been notified of the fall. His children claim that the facility knowingly and willfully neglected their father. 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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