Widower Charged for Nursing Home Mistakes after Wife's Death

An elderly widower had to fight a nursing home to be refunded for thousands of dollars in billing mistakes that occurred just days before his wife passed away. He says his wife needed the care that he could not provide and that he had no choice but to place her in a nursing home.

The facility had agreed to give him a refund but it took almost ten months before he received anything. An executive at the facility blames the delay on staff changes and it was someone in was someone at the parent company that actually brought attention to his dilemma.

Although he paid the cost of care upfront, he was still charged for a over a month in which his wife was not even a resident. The widower says that the lengthy process of trying to get refunded was frustrating and unnecessary and at the end of one's life, medical bills can turn into a financial nightmare. 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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