Nursing Home Patient Burned Smoking, Dies From Injuries
A nursing home patient died weeks after suffering serious burns while smoking. The patient had previously burned himself while smoking and was put on a supervision list shortly after. The family filed a lawsuit stating the facility's neglect to provided an appropriate space for the patient to smoke safely.
A health information survey of the same facility. found that 30% of the patients who were supposed to be supervised while smoking were not receiving supervision and had been burned or injured while smoking. For more, read the story.
Posted on Tue, January 17, 2017
by Melissa Small filed under