Nursing Home Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed Over Dehydration Negligence

A family is pursuing a wrongful death lawsuit after a patient died just a month after being admitted to a nursing home.  She was admitted for rehabilitation, but after one week spent at the facility, she became severely dehydrated.  The patient was admitted to the hospital with hallucinations and confusion brought on by the dehydration.

Upon being hospitalized and admitted back into the nursing home, she died just 11 days later.  The family’s attorney had this to stay, “She went from a plan of occupational rehabilitation to go home to being in an acute state of distress and emergency hydration.”  The case is moving forward under the family’s belief that her death was “very wrong and very avoidable.”   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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