Nursing Home Patients Receive Leg Artery Procedure In Excess

Nursing home patients are receiving leg artery procedures in excess with less than desirable results.  The surgery is designed to increase circulation.  However, it has not been successful for many of the patients who have had it.  Many patients who have obtained the surgery are losing more physical function or dying within a year of the surgery.

The surgery is not to be ruled out, however. Doctors say it should be viewed as a surgery with a short-term effect, easing side effects such as gangrene or blocked arteries.  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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