An 87-year old assisted living resident fell and sustained hip and elbow fractures while walking from her bed to the bathroom. The resident was documented by the facility to be independent in her ambulation at the time of the fall and for the prior five years while she was a resident at the facility. Immediately before the fall, an aide observed that the resident was alert, stable when standing, and was walking independently. The plaintiff claimed the resident was a fall risk and should have been assisted physically and supervised visually while ambulating. The assisted living facility settled for mid six figures.
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.