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Autopsy Inconclusive on Death of Nursing Home Resident

An autopsy on a 33-year-old said it cannot be proven from an examination of his exhumed body whether he died from a fall or a blow to the head. The case had been ruled a homicide. There has been a $35 million lawsuit against the nursing home, claiming the man, who was in a vegetative state, was killed rather than died of a seizure. The attorney stated that the nursing home covered up his death, telling family members for weeks that he was still alive though he had been buried in a pauper’s grave. The nursing home has denied anything improper took place. The man suffered an epidural hematoma and bone fracture. The victim had been struck in the head when he was an infant. He was a ward of the state and was on a feeding tube, and had been in the nursing home for over a year. To read the full story, click here.