Patrick DeLaurie Jr. suffered from numerous health issues that included diabetes, cirrhosis of the liver and kidney disease. About eight months into his admission at Sentera Nursing Center-Chesapeake, DeLaurie was sent temporarily to a hospital intensive care unit. He was later discharged to return to the nursing home, and this allegedly was communicated to the nursing home’s administrator.
Nevertheless, when DeLaurie returned to the nursing home, he was denied readmission. The nursing home staff allegedly refused to allow DeLaurie to retrieve his possessions, medications or wheelchair, and threatened to arrest him for trespassing, claiming that he had left the hospital against medical advice.
DeLaurie died that week. He was survived by his two children, a former wife and a brother.