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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Nursing Home Filed in Cook County

The daughter of a nursing home resident who died in 2006 filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the former owners of the nursing home and two nurses. The lawsuit was filed in Cook County, Illinois and named defendants who are believed to have contributed to the death of nursing home patients. The body of the 78 year old woman was recently exhumed during a police investigation into suspicions deaths at the nursing home. The lawsuit claims that the 78 year old woman was administered lethal doses of morphine, well beyond what was ordered by her physicians. Named as defendants were WRHC &RC, which held the license for the Woodstock Residence and two former nurses. The two nurses were indicted earlier this year on criminal charges. Drug distribution is a common problem that arises in negligent nursing homes. To read the full story, click here.