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Family sues after nursing home resident dies from heat

The family of a woman who died in a nursing home during a heat wave one year ago is filing a wrongful death suit against Beverly Healthcare Center. The air conditioning at the nursing home broke during the heat wave, which led to the woman’s fatal hypothermia due to high environmental temperature. The personal injury lawsuit also cites the nursing home as having neglected its residents in favor of profit-driven policies and practices.

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