Wrongful Death Suit Settled in Nursing Home Case

A nursing home chain has settled a wrongful death lawsuit that claimed negligence, premises liability and breach of fiduciary duty. In the suit, an 85 year old resident of four years, died due pressure sores and infections that staff failed to prevent and staff also neglected to assess changes in her physical and mental conditions.

In the complaint filed, it is alleging that the resident also fell while she resided at the nursing home. The jury stated the nursing home was at fault for both ordinary negligence and medical negligence. Terms of the settlement were confidential.

The defendants are appealing the ruling to the state Supreme Court, arguing wording and caps implemented in the Medical Professional Liability Act (MPLA) and non-economic damages can apply to nursing homes. 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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