Persistent nursing home abuse and neglect attributed in death of detective

The 87 year-old retired detective died at a medical center after a series of hospitalizations for large ulcers that covered his body. After enduring a stroke a decade ago, the 87 year-old entered a nursing home. In March 2003, the nursing home began to persistently neglect him, failing to prevent massive bedsores from developing. At one point, the nursing home even put a shoe on the retired detective 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. Because of this medication dosing error, the man had to undergo a blood transfusion. The victim’s daughter is holding the nursing home accountable for its nursing home abuse and neglect and also filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against the hospital .

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