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Nursing Home Neglect May Have Been Culprit of Resident’s Death

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What Happened:

A resident at Red Wing Health Center, a for-profit nursing home facility, suffered from dementia and had a history of serious falls at the nursing home facility. The resident had a care plan which specifically mentioned the need for a special wheelchair with a chair alarm and lap belt, to help prevent future falls.

Despite the explicit requirements for the special wheelchair, it was discovered that the nursing home staff placed the resident into a different wheelchair that allowed him to fall onto the floor. Sadly, the resident lost his life after suffering a serious fall.

The Virginia Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer’s Perspective:

The resident’s loved ones may have grounds to pursue a nursing home neglect claim against Red Wing. Not only do the facts appear to indicate a complete disregard for the patient’s care plan, but Red Wing received a 1 out of 5 overall rating from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. This score indicates that Red Wing is far below par in measurements for staffing and quality of care.

Potentially Helpful Info:

Our firm published an in-depth guide on nursing home abuse and neglect. Take a moment to download the report to learn about the standard of care and applicable laws related to nursing homes in Virginia.

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