Wrongful Death in a Virginia Nursing Home
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An elderly, mentally handicapped man, who was a resident of a nursing home for over 30 years, fell out of bed and struck his head on the floor after a nursing assistant left his bedrail down. After the fall, the nursing staff failed to notify the doctor, failed to have him evaluated at the emergency room, and failed to complete required neurological assessments after the fall. The resident died two days later from an undiagnosed subdural hematoma caused by the fall. The resident had previously fallen on numerous occasions and was considered a high risk for fall. Suit was filed alleging that the nursing home breached its duty to keep the resident free from falls and to maintain a safe environment for resident, and the family received a confidential settlement.