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Guilty Plea in Nursing Home Wrongful Death

A healthcare group that ran nursing home pled guilty in a case that ended with the wrongful death of a resident. The investigation was launched after a former resident died in 2006. The woman had been transferred to a hospital where doctors found out she had breast cancer and died three months later. The prosecutors alleged that the nursing home was responsible for not finding the cancer. They alleged that the caregiver was obligated to protect the seniors and find the cancer. The doctor must also pay a $300,000 fine to make up for his nursing home negligence. To read more about nursing home negligence, please click the link.