Nursing Home Man's Paralyzing Fall and Subsequent Bedsores Lead to His Death
Family members of one nursing home resident alleged that the mans two different nursing
homes acted negligently when they failed to provide adequate health
care for the 87-year-old man, who died in November 2005 of a blood
The man fell and fractured his neck during a transfer
from his wheelchair, an accident that left him bedridden; he then
developed severe pressure ulcers (bed sores or decubitus ulcers) that worsened over a period of
months, and led to a fatal case of gangrene in his leg.
The family alleged that the wheelchair transfer and the treatment of his bedsores were
inadequate. The two facilities and the family agreed on a settlement of the case late last week. 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.
Posted on Mon, March 1, 2010
by Kristie Pierce