Nursing Home Patient Death Ruled Neglect, Facility Unpenalized

A nursing home has yet to be held responsible for the death of a patient due to neglect. The patient was admitted to the nursing home with dementia. The patient was stable for a few years, until suddenly she became lethargic and stopped eating. The family voiced concerns and requested a blood test. The patient was found to have an infection in her urine. 

The family then admitted her to the hospital when her head swelled. The nursing home stated they believe it was due to a bug bite. However, the infection had spread throught the patient's body. Her organs failed one by one until she died. The state reviewed the case and found the nursing home guilty of neglect. However, there has not yet been a penalty applied. For more, read the story