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Nursing Home Administers Drug that Causes Woman’s Skin to Peel Off

A woman wrongfully died at a nursing home after employees administered her a drug that caused more than half of her skin to peel off. The woman filed a nursing negligence lawsuit against 17 defendants, whom she blames for repeatedly giving the victim a drug that caused her to experience a severe allergic reaction. The lawsuit claims that the nurses should have known of the victim’s allegories, including her allergy to sulfa drugs, but failed to include her allegories on an admission and assessment form. They administered the drug to treat bronchitis and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, the nursing home lawsuit claims that it was a direct and proximate result of that negligent act that caused the victim to develop multiple large open areas in the skin. Also portions of her skin were sloughed off and she developed red blistering. This caused extreme pain and suffering and she was admitted to a burn unit where she died. To read more from the nursing home lawsuit, please click the link.