Elderly Woman Dies After Choking on Egg
PUBLISHED BY: LFN Primary
Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) March 6, 2018 – A former nursing home administrator was sentenced to three years in prison for reckless homicide and patient abuse.
The former administrator allegedly force-fed an 85-year-old woman egg with medication causing her to choke. According to reports, staff later heard banging from a resident’s room. When they entered, the resident “was found to have her head wedged in a nightstand,” and she was already unresponsive. She was transported to the emergency room, where it was discovered that the woman also had suffered a broken arm and was severely dehydrated. The woman died of pneumonia two weeks later, however the cause of death was a result of her aspirating the eggs, according to the coroner.
In addition to the criminal charges against the negligent staff member, the facility’s adult care license was revoked. The family of the deceased woman may also wish to file a civil lawsuit.
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