Nursing Homes Fined After Multiple Incidents Leading To Fractures and Hospitalization

Eight nursing homes have been investigated for incidents and ultimately fined. The incidents ranged from misuse of lifts to lack of follow through with documentation on patients in need of critical care. The fines ranged from $1,000 to $1,120.

The incidents involving misuse of lifts included a paraplegic who was not put in a lift at all and suffered two leg fractures. The fractures were only realized through x-rays after days of complaints of pain. Another lift victim was dropped 2-3 feet from the ground when a hoyer lift broke and suffered a broken back bone. Other victims suffered fractures as well. 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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