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Family of Nursing Home Resident Sues Home over Death

The family of a man who died in April has filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit claiming that negligent medical care at his nursing home resulted in his death. The lawsuit alleges that the victim gained 40 pounds in the month before his death and had a history of fluid retention and heart attacks. On April 10, 2008, the victim was swollen and his caregivers left a message for his primary care physician. The nursing home negligence lawsuit also alleges that the victim was left alone for 17 hours while his condition worsened, and that he was given a nitroglycerine tablet after complaining of chest pains but his condition was not monitored. Residents in nursing homes should be closely monitored pursuant to their specific needs. To read more about the nursing home negligence, please click the link.