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Retired NYPD detective dies due to persistent nursing home abuse and neglect

A retired NYPD detective died after months of persistent bed sores and infections. The 87 year-old died at a medical center after a series of hospitalizations for large ulcers that covered his body. After suffering a stroke in the mid-1990’s, the 87 year-old began living in a nursing home. Beginning in March 2003, the nursing home persistently neglected him, failing to prevent massive bedsores from developing. At one point, the nursing home even put a shoe on the man to hide a foot ulcer! During a stay at a hospital, the 87 year-old also was a victim of medical malpractice when a doctor gave him an overdose of a blood thinner, which required a blood transfusion. The victim’s daughter is suing the nursing home for its nursing home abuse and neglect and has also filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital .

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