Levin & Perconti have filed a wrongful death suit against a Woodstock Residence nursing home on behalf of the daughter of a patient who is alleged to have died as a result of an overdose or morphine. In the suit, the plaintiff contests that the morphine sulfate was being administered to residents without an order and/or outside prescribed parameters. The suit claims that the nursing home was aware that this morphine was being improperly disposed. The lawsuit highlights that two nurses at the nursing home have been indicted for, amongst others, counts of criminal neglect of a long term care resident, unlawful delivery of a controlled substances and obstructing justice. The claim alleges that the elderly patient’s death is a direct and proximate result of the nursing home’s negligent acts or omissions. The deterioration of her physical and/or mental condition which caused or contributed to her death is a result of the unlawful doses of medications, according to the suit. The 78 year old patient died on September 9, 2006. To read the full story, click here.