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Nursing Home Death Trial Wraps Up

Closing Arguments are set in the case against two former nursing home workers accused of failing to get medical help for a patient who was dropped and suffered two broken legs. The patient, a 60-year old woman, was injured while getting transferred from a wheelchair to a bed. She died less than a week after the fall. A wrongful death suit filed by the victim’s daughter against Gateway Care and Retirement Center claims workers ignored the woman’s pleas for help and tried to persuade her that the fall was just “a bad dream” Former employees have been charged with felony criminal mistreatment, and were indicted, more than a year after the wrongful death suit was filed. The two woman have been fired from the nursing home. The victim was taken to the hospital five days after the fall, and she died the following day. To read the full story, click here.