Fredericksburg, VA asked in Elder Law, Medical Malpractice and Nursing Home Abuse for Virginia

Q: My father was recently hospitalized with severe hydration, pneumonia, severe iron deficiency and other related issues.

I believe that his issues are as a direct result of malpractice on the part of the memory care community in which he was living. At the suggestion of the care manager at the hospital, I contacted the Fredericksburg Adult Protective Services and the Va State Dept. of Licensing. She also suggested that I discuss an elder law attorney to discuss the details. He nearly died.

1 Lawyer Answer
Jay Braddock Jackson
Jay Braddock Jackson
  • Elder Law Lawyer
  • Fredericksburg, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I don't see a question in your statement of facts, but assuming that your question is whether or not you would have a case against the memory caregiver, it is not possible to tell. There are so many variables and other facts to discover before an opinion can be made. Additionally, you must know the accepted standard of care owed by the caregiver for the condition with which your father was dealing. Getting the Adult Protective Services and Department of Licensing involved was necessary. I also recommend that you discuss with an Elder Law attorney to discuss the details. At that point the attorney can render an opinion.

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