A Wilmington, North Carolina nursing home is under fire from the state’s Department of Health and Human Services for allegedly failing to keep residents free from abuse in a recent case reported by a local news service.
Champions Assisted Living in Porters Neck, a suburb of Wilmington, has been cited by the state department after a fight between an elderly male resident and a staff member resulted in the death of the nursing home resident.
Bruises were found on the resident who suffered with dementia and epilepsy amongst other illnesses. Authorities confirmed that the elderly man died 15 days after the incident while in a hospice. His doctor confirmed that he could not recover from the injuries he had sustained in the fight and that, coupled with his previous illnesses, caused his death.
The assisted living facility is denying all allegations and are fighting the claims.
Nursing home abuse is a serious crime that often ends in fatality. If someone you know has been affected by nursing home abuse or neglect then contact the Brown Wharton & Brothers Nursing Home team today for a free initial case consultation.