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ANAHEIM NURSING HOME PATIENT DIES OF CHOKING ON A SANDWICH AND THE NURSING HOME LIED ABOUT IT!

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Since 2000, Anaheim Crest Nursing Center in Anaheim California has received several warnings, but no fines or sanctions. Insanitary food supply, not having properly working doors and improper staff are a few of the several problems that have plagued this and other nursing home facilities in California. However, this month they were fined $75,000 in the choking death of an elderly patient. It is unfortunate that an Anaheim personal injury attorney had not been contacted before this tragic incident.
State Health and Human Services papers showed that autopsy results proved the man had died from choking to death on a sandwich. Initially the center had claimed the man had died from a heart attack and now has since backtracked on their story. Internal investigations have concluded that the man, who had had a history of dementia and prior choking problems, had been put on a strict pureed diet. Somehow the victim had been left near a food cart and had taken one of the sandwiches to eat.
Although the nursing home claims that these “missteps” were unintentional, where are personnel that are supposed to be caring for these individuals? And why did they have to lie about the cause of death to protect the facility?
Kathy Hurst, an attorney for the skilled nursing center has launched another investigation to find out the truth behind this incident. I hope his family has a good California personal injury attorney on their side as well. No one should have to suffer the indignity of dying such a death.

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