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Texas sues nursing home for neglect

The state of Texas has recently commenced a lawsuit against a nursing home for failing to properly treat a patient who died as the result of an untreated urinary tract infection in 2004. The lawsuit seeks damages of $1,000 to $20,000 for each violation that threatened a patient’s safety and health. Inspections dating back to December 2003 found incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect that caused residents harm or immediate jeopardy.

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