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Failure of nursing home to conduct background check on patient results in death of man at Toledo nursing home

The widow of an Alzheimer’s patient filed a lawsuit on April 4, 2006 against the owners and operators of Foundation Park Care Center, where her husband Norbert, 77, died on March 24 after having been beaten to death with a towel bar by his roommate.

The suit alleges that the home was negligent in that they had “a duty to refuse admission to any individual who has demonstrated a propensity for violence toward others,” and as a result the home “exhibited a conscious disregard for the safety” of the patient.

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