Nursing Home Patient Charged With Death Of Fellow Resident After Argument Turned Violent

A 53-year-old nursing home resident has been charged in connection with the death of an 85-year-old resident at the facility. According to the district attorney, the man was arraigned Friday on charges of involuntary manslaughter, simple assault, and reckless endangerment of another.

The charges are the result of an incident last month at the nursing home. Court documents reveal that during evacuation procedures at the facility due to a small fire, an argument broke out between the two residents. As a result, the 53-year-old male resident pushed the 85-year-old female resident to the floor.

An employee who witnessed the incident saw the resident fall back and hit her head on the floor. The resident sadly died the following day from a massive subdural hematoma. Officials say both residents had a history of at least intermittent dementia. 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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