Trial Scheduled in Nursing Home Death

Final preparations are being made for a murder trial involving a former nursing assistant charged in the death of a resident. The nursing assistant is scheduled to face trial next month for her role in the insulin-related death of an 83-year-old resident.

The resident was discovered unconscious in her wheelchair just after 7 a.m. the next morning and was noted to have very low blood sugar. The nursing assistant stated that the resident had been complaining previously of a headache. She was transported to a local hospital and declared brain dead upon arrival.

The nursing assistant is also allegedly responsible for injecting another resident with insulin earlier in the same year which caused a hospitalization but those details according to prosecutors will not be introduced. In addition to the insulin related charges, the assistant was also accused of using the victim’s credit card before and after her death. 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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