A jury awarded $3.3 million in damages to a man and his family for the pain and suffering he experienced due to negligent care. The injuries included bedsores, skin tears and abrasions, dehydration, malnutrition, and E. coli and urinary tract infections. The expert witness for the defendant even admitted that the patient did not receive adequate care, showing there was not much of a defense.
The high award amount was to show other facilities how serious the matter of nursing home neglect and abuse is. “It is astonishing that some nursing facilities victimize the residents who depend on them for care,” said, a senior attorney at the AARP Litigation Foundation. “That’s why it is so essential that victims and their families are able to secure access to courts and legal counsel.” 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.