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Nursing Home License Downgraded

A nursing home where two patients have recently fallen from their wheelchairs, resulting in one wrongful death and personal injuries to the other, has had their license downgraded. One of the patients that fell out of their wheelchair suffered a fractured neck and ruptured blood vessel in his brain and died as a result of the fall. The other patient suffered multiple personal injuries including head injuries and a possible concussion as a result of his fall. These two incidents happened only two days apart and occurred only one month after the facility was fined when the Health Department found 21 deficiencies in their operations. The nursing home claims that the falls were both results of miscommunications and that the other issues occurred when the home was under different management. There is no word on whether a wrongful death suit or personal injury suit will be filed by the families of the victims. For the full story click here.