Nursing Home Patient Burned With Liquid Oxygen, Dies Five Days Later

A nursing home patient’s family is suing for wrongful death after a loved one experienced a “horrific, horrific” incident. The patient was given oxygen while struggling to breathe, only to be burned at a negative 297 degrees. She was given pure liquid oxygen. The patient was sent to the emergency room where she was treated for the burns and died just five days later.

The family noticed some concerns at the nursing home prior to the incident. "We were getting disgusted with things being stolen, clothes being stolen, food being stolen. Just the quality of care going down. the good nurses aids were leaving," said a family member. Just one month later, the patient experienced the neglect of the nursing home and suffered because of it. 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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