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Wrongful death case of California woman equals big fine for home

A care facility has a duty to provide needed care to residents. One California nursing home has received the most severe fine possible related to an incident in which a woman died due to lack of regular medical attention following a surgery. The nursing home is being held responsible for her wrongful death due to several failures on their part. 

The woman was a resident of the home for two years. She went in to get a shunt installed for her dialysis treatments. After returning from the surgery she was placed in bed. She was found dead in her bed the next morning. Even though the nursing records stated that her vitals signs were checked, it was revealed that they were not and that the documents were falsified. 

The state authorities found the nursing home to have violated its duty to the woman. It was stated that the home failed to provide needed after-surgery care, failed to contact the woman's doctor and even failed to perform CPR in a timely manner, among other violations. The home was fined $100,000 for the violations. 

The failures on the part of the nursing home were egregious and sadly resulted in the loss of life. The woman's family may be considering appear to have grounds to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit following the investigation by the authorities. Other individuals in California facing similar issues may wish to consult with an attorney. An experienced personal injury attorney can provide assistance to grieving families so that they can seek justice for their loved one. 

Source: dailybreeze.com, "State slaps Carson nursing home with its most severe citation, $100,000 fine for patient's death", Larry Altman, Accessed on Aug. 30, 2017

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