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Nursing Home Faces Manslaughter Trial Date

A nursing home is facing manslaughter charges after a resident rolled her wheelchair unattended out of the front door of the nursing home and tumbled down a flight of stairs. The woman wrongfully died a short time later. The woman was not wearing a doctor-prescribed bracelet designed to set off an alarm and lock the doors if she got too close to the exit, pointing to elderly negligence. The attorney general’s office believes that the wrongful death could have been avoided had she been wearing her bracelet and that the nursing home’s parent company is culpable. The corporation is charged with manslaughter and elderly neglect of a long-term care facility resident. If convicted the corporation could face fines up to $6,000. The attorney general also believes that a corporation convicted of manslaughter fines should be raised from $1,000 to $250,000. To read more about the nursing home manslaughter, click the link.