04 Jul Virginia: Patient Falls – a Lawyer’s Deaths
On July 2, 2015, Mr. Waterman filed Davis v. Virginia Health Services, Inc., et al., No. CL1502056B-04 in Circuit Court for the City of Newport News, Virginia. That medical malpractice suit seeks $4,350,000.00 in damages from a corporation headquartered in Newport News for alleged wrongful death of a resident at one of its nursing homes, Lancashire Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Lancaster, Virginia.
In Davis, the known high fall risk resident suffered 3 injurious in-patient falls in only 8 days, with 2 falls requiring hospitalization and the final 1 causing permanent brain injury unto death. The nursing facility failed to utilize a personal alarm, a floor mat, or other safety interventions after either of the first 2 falls; it finally used a floor mat after the last fatal fall (when it already was too late) – which factual allegations are virtually identical to those of Plaintiff in Cherrie v. Virginia Health Services, Inc., No. CL14000340-00, in Circuit Court for Gloucester County, Virginia, arising at Defendant’s Walter Reed Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center in Gloucester, Virginia, 1 year earlier.
Currently, Mr. Waterman has 6 patient fall lawsuits pending in Newport News (2), Norfolk, Hampton, York, and Gloucester, 3 against hospitals and 3 against nursing homes (including 2 against Virginia Health Services, Inc.). Five of these patient fall cases claim wrongful death (again including 2 against Virginia Health Services, Inc.).
THE VIRGINIA STATE BAR REQUIRES ALL LAWYERS TO POST THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMERS ON ALL CASE-RELATED POSTS. MR. WATERMAN’S CASE RESULTS AND CLIENT TESTIMONIALS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. THEY DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE BY HIM.