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Two Die in Nursing Home Fire

The daughter of a victim of an Illinois nursing home fire filed a lawsuit against the nursing home for negligence. Two elderly residents of the nursing home died after a fire started in a third floor closet. Due to their compromised evacuation abilities, elders provide a challenge for firefighters who must slowly and carefully evacuate residents. However, because of this increased risk, nursing homes need to exercise a higher degree of care and ensure proper evacuation plans are implemented.

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