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Nursing Home Death Prompts Lawsuit

The family of a woman who died in 2007 of acute sepsis and other complications stemming from a large Stage 4 pressure wound is bringing a nursing home negligence lawsuit. The pressure ulcer was discovered two months before her death, causing paramedics to rush the 82-year-old woman to the hospital. A felony elder abuse trial is pending in addition to the family’s civil suit, claiming negligence and wrongful death. The licensing division began license revocation proceedings as well. This case highlights the importance of law enforcement in nursing home negligence. By educating others on the importance of carrying for the elderly, nursing home negligence may decrease. To read more about he wrongful death lawsuit, please click the link.