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$1.3 million negligence settlement in California nursing home case

California’s second-largest nursing home chain, Pleasant Care, has agreed to pay $1.3 million to the state to settle civil allegations of negligence. The Department of Health Services cited more than 160 violations in the past 5 years including but not limited to dehydration, malnutrition, inadequate care for pressure sores and improper administration of medication.

Another term of the settlement requires Pleasant Care to hire a government-appointed independent monitor to ensure the home follows the law. The home must also hire more nurses.

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