Nursing Home Fined $90,000 For Improper Supervision; Man Died After Unsupervised Fall

A nursing home is facing its state's stiffest penalty after investigators found the facility did not adequately protect a 92-year-old resident from a fatal fall.

The 120-bed nursing home received a $90,000 fine for the 2007 death of a retired businessman.

A state report found staff at the nursing home failed to check on the man as often as his chart recommended.

The state said the man's death certificate listed his cause of death as accidental from falling down on his head in the bathroom.

The nursing home administrator said that the man's care was supervised under a previous leadership team at the home. For more, read the story.

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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.