Nursing Home Patient Allowed To Die After Negligent Care

A nursing home is under investigation after a man was admitted to the facility and died just two days later.  Nurses were aware of his labored breathing and temperature.  His vitals were documented, but when it came to providing care, he did not receive what he requested.  The patient was a “full status code”, meaning he should have received CPR, but he did not.

The patient was also diabetic, yet did not receive his insulin shots because the facility failed to order the proper medication for him from the pharmacy, leaving him in a hypoglycemic state for two days. The deficiencies cited in this incident led to $48,800 in fines. 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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