Nursing Home Sued After Woman Died from Infected Pressure Sores

One woman is suing a nursing home claiming negligence and improper care caused the death of her 82-year-old mother. The trial is currently underway in a case against the woman's nursing home.

 The woman's mother, 82-years-old, was admitted to the nursing and rehabilitation center Dec. 21, 2007. She died on April 6, 2008 after enduring  infected pressure ulcers that resulted in a leg amputation, escalated fever, and numerous other infections. The daughter moved her mother from a facility where she was doing well, to the nursing and rehab center so that she could visit her mother more often.

She said that she trusted the nursing home to provide proper care for her mother, but when her mother was admitted to the hospital as a result of the pressure ulcers (bed sores, decubitus sores) it was clear that they had violated that trust. Her mother's right leg was amputated below the knee as an effort to stop the infection. The woman returned to the nursing home after the amputation in early March and she passed away from infection on April 6, 2008. 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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