One Patient Dead, 37 Hospitalized After Nursing Home Power Outage

According to authorities, one person has died after a power outage struck a nursing home and backup generators failed. A spokesman for the electricity company says 37 patients on ventilators were taken to hospitals from the nursing home after the power outage struck early Sunday.

The patient who died had a do-not-resuscitate order in place at the time of the outage. The outage lasted about two hours and affected more than 4,300 residential and commercial customers. 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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