Nursing Home Patient Falls To Her Death Down Facility Steps In A Wheelchair

A nursing home facility has recently been under police investigation after a patient residing there died from a traumatic accident. The patient was in her wheelchair and fell unsupervised down a staircase where she was later found dead by a staff member. The family of the patient who died is very disappointed with the nursing home for allowing this happen.

As the events unfolded it was identified that the alarms to the staircase door and hallway were turned down so that staff could not hear them. The video tape that recorded the hallway also shows that the woman with dementia was shown to have been unsupervised for at least an hour. When the facility finally found the woman dead and the ambulance had come and pronounced her dead they told they were told to call the coroner so that a report could be filled.

The nursing home failed to call the coroner until the woman was sent to the funeral home. An autopsy was performed soon on the woman who is now believed to have died from a result of blunt force trauma and a broken back. 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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