Woman Dies After Spending Night Outside Nursing Home in Below Freezing Temperatures

Following the death of a 90-year-old woman found outside a senior living center, the coroner has announced that the woman did not die from hypothermia. The elderly woman who suffered from dementia died last week at a hospital shortly after being located outside the facility in temperatures below freezing.

According to police, the woman was last seen in the facility around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night. She was located by staff at the facility around 8:00 a.m. Wednesday and she died about one hour later. The coroner has concluded that despite the cold temperatures, the elderly woman had other medical issues and hypothermia was not the primary cause of 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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