State Conlcudes That Nurse's Negligence Contributed to Man's Death

State health investigators have concluded that a veteran nurse at one nursing home failed to intervene properly for a patient who suffered breathing problems in January and died minutes later.

Health Department investigators also said the licensed practical nurse offered "inconsistent" versions of the event in her written and verbal accounts of the event.  The state report, released Thursday, said the nurse's primary shortcoming was failing to call 911. "She did not follow standard nursing judgment," the reported said.
According to the facility Administrator, the nurse is no longer employed by the center. 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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