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Coroner says nurse lied to him about resident’s death

A Tazewell, County Illinois coroner has said that a nurse from the Washington Christian Village Nursing Home lied to him about the death of a resident. The nurse told the coroner that there were no extenuating circumstances regarding the resident’s death, but just two days later, a doctor told the coroner that the resident died after being given the wrong medication by a nurse. Despite the nurse’s assertion that there were no extenuating circumstances regarding the resident’s death, the coroner has been informed by a medical expert that five of the seven pills that the resident received just two hours before her death would have caused a severe drop in blood pressure.

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