Nursing Home Resident Dies After Altercation With Fellow Resident

A December altercation between nursing home patients has been ruled a homicide. A female nursing home resident, 88, died December 13 after an altercation more than a week earlier with another resident. According to the coroner, the other resident pushed her resulting in a head injury.

Both residents suffered from dementia. The woman was hospitalized after suffering a blood clot on her brain. She was returned to the nursing home, where she later died. The cause of her death was blunt force trauma due to a fall and Alzheimer’s, which lead the coroner to rule the death a homicide. 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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