State Finds Nursing Home Neglect After Patient Did Not Receive CPR

Investigators in one state have found evidence that a nursing home worker neglected a resident when she failed to save a patient in distress. Officials determined that the staff member did not administer CPR to a resident who was unable to speak or breathe. The patient died shortly thereafter.

This is the second recent incident in the state involving nursing home staff who failed to initiate rescue measures on a dying patient. In the first incident, an employee at a nursing home was tired “and not thinking clearly” after being called to the room of a female patient who was unresponsive in the bathroom. The employee failed to call 911 or administer CPR and the woman died. 

The employees in both incidents are no longer employed at the facilities where the neglect occurred. For more, read the story. 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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