Virginia: Nursing Homes – a Lawyer’s Death

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On April 27, 2016, the Medical Director of Williamsburg Landing, Inc. (“WLI”) certified to Virginia’s Department of Health by official Certificate of Death that a WLI resident patient’s cause of death was the fall suffered in Hoyer lift transfer by a WLI nurse’s aide. The next day on April 28, 2016, however, the Director of Nursing of WLI in mandatory reporting to Virginia’s Department of Health Professions, Enforcement Division, materially understated that its victim falling simply caused an “injury”.

In Scruggs v. Williamsburg Landing, Inc., Nos. CL17000857-00 and CL18001644-00 in Circuit Court for the City of Williamsburg and James City County, Virginia, the wrongful death victim’s family is suing WLI for the multi-prong medical malpractice of its nursing home, Woodhaven Hall.  Follow other blogs for more details.