Nursing Home Accused Of Using Tattered Equipment & Hiding It During Inspections; Woman Dead
The family of a 90-year-old nursing home resident who died after months of screaming over a fractured left femur that would not heal is suing the home. The woman's femur shattered on February 6, when a hammock sling used by staff to hoist her from a bed to a wheelchair snapped. According to the woman's daughter the fall could have been prevented by using newer equipment. The nursing home is accused of regularly using aging and tattered slings, but throwing newer equipment into use only when the state inspectors arrived for periodic inspections. Nursing home employees confirm that administrators hid daily use equipment from inspectors, only to later pull it our after tucking away the newer items until the next state visit. Fpr 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.
Posted on Sat, October 3, 2009
by Robert Carter