Three Face Neglect Charges After Elderly Nursing Home Resident Died from Severe Bed Sores

A state grand jury investigation has prompted neglect charges against the former owner of a personal care home and two former employees. Last year when the facility's license was revoked by the state. This week, the owner and two former employees were arraigned.

The charges stem from the death of an 80-year-old resident from severe bed sores (also known as decubitus sores, decubitus ulcers, pressure sores, and pressure ulcers) he acquired at the facility. The state attorney general's office blames the facility staff for failing to keep the resident clean and allowing the bed sores (also known as decubitus sores, decubitus ulcers, pressure sores, and pressure ulcers) to grow to what hospital employees said were the worst they had seen during their careers in medicine.

The owner of the facility and the two aides who cared for the man are all charged with one count of neglect of a care-dependent person, a misdemeanor. 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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