Nursing Home Resident Dies After Being Left Alone on Activity Bus For 14 Hours

The family of one nursing home resident has filed a lawsuit after the woman tragically dies in 2008. What started as a morning shopping trip for the elderly woman didn't end until after 4 a.m. the following day. As she waited for more than 14 hours on a nursing home bus, the 87-year-old woman became so hungry and thirsty she opened a first aid kit and ate the Tylenol and drank the hydrogen peroxide.

After family, police and staff at the former assisted living facility spent hours searching, they found the resident face down on the bus, soaked in urine. The woman, who had been considerably good health, lived less that one month following the incident. The woman's family is now tangled in a legal battle following the sale of the facility to new ownership. 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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