A 20 year old girl with terminal kidney disease has died in a nursing home after crying for help for six hours. According to news reports, the nursing home staff ignored her cries for help for six hours before finding her dead. A nurse quoted in the news article said that the girl begged to see a doctor because something was really wrong. This is a sad case of nursing home neglect that shows how neglect can be deadly. Often, nursing home staff are so overtaxed with tasks and residents that they cannot or do not attend to all resident requests. Unfortunately, this means that many life or death calls can go unanswered. The girl’s family will likely file a wrongful death lawsuit for nursing home abuse and neglect to seek justice for their daughter’s sad and painful death.
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