Nursing Home Taken To Court Over Patient Death

A trial is underway for against a nursing home for enacting a do not resuscitate order signed by the patient. Children of the deceased patient filed the lawsuit claiming the patient was mentally ill and without capacity when she signed the form. The family of the deceased patient is seeking damages of $10 Million in the case.

The patient died of pneumonia which the lawsuit alleges came from bedsores. Once she developed pneumonia, the patient was never placed on a ventilator when sent to the hospital due to the DNR.  For more, read the story.