California nursing home abuse victim suffers third degree burns

A resident suffered nursing home abuse and neglect at a Redwood City nursing home when a malfunction caused 145-degree water to pour on her lap in a seated shower. The resident suffered third-degree burns over 60 percent of her body. A nurse’s aid on duty put a diaper on the resident and did not alert a supervisor for two hours. After learning of the situation, a supervisor had the resident airlifted to a Santa Clara hospital where she spent more than 2 hours on life support. Currently, the severely burned resident’s hospital care costs $3,000 a day.

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