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Nun’s Family Sues Nursing Home Over Death

State investigators recently concluded that dangerous conditions at a county-run nursing home have put residents’ health and safety in immediate jeopardy. The report focused on the large closets found in each resident’s room, which tipped over when minimal force was applied. The report came after a resident died this past August when the 200 lb closet in her room came crashing down on her head and fractured her skull. The resident’s family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the home alleging it was grossly reckless and negligent in keeping the facility safe. The investigation required all closets be bolted to the wall. The nursing home was also required to post news of the fatal accident and inspection notice, but failed to notify residents or their families of the state’s investigation or the resident’s wrongful death. The nursing home has a history of numerous patient care complaints and little accountability when complaints are made. Nursing homes must be held accountable for each complaint filed. For the full story, click here.

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