Nursing Home Sued, Lawsuit Claims Under-staffing Led to Patient's Death
A nursing home has been sued following the death of a patient in the facility. The death was declared a homicide last year, but no criminal charges were pressed. According to a report, the civil lawsuit claims that the facility’s under-staffing was the direct cause of the patient’s death. The plaintiff is the estate of the patient, who alleges that the facility remained constantly understaffed. As a result, the nursing home was not able to properly care for its residents.
"In their efforts to maximize revenues/profits, [the nursing home] negligently, intentionally, and/or recklessly reduced staffing levels below the level necessary to provide adequate care to residents, which demonstrated a failure to comply with the applicable regulations and standards for nursing home facilities," the lawsuit’s contents claim. For more, read the story.
Posted on Fri, August 30, 2019
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