Nursing Home To Blame After Resident Dies From Pneumonia

State investigators have blamed one nursing home for medication errors that lead to a resident's death from pneumonia last fall. According to the report, the facility's "policies and procedures did not provide an effective system" for tracking prescription orders. The resident missed one prescribed medication for three days and a second prescription was never administered. 

A transcription error by nursing staff led to the resident missing her antibiotics prescribed for pneumonia.  Days later, the resident was without a pulse. She was hospitalized and died later that day from pneumonia and chronic pulmonary disease, according to a report from the medical examiner. 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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