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Nursing Home To Pay $100,000 Fine for Patient's Death

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A California nursing home received its second state citation in two years following the death of a 94-year-old woman who wandered away from the nursing home last November.

The California Department of Public Health fined the Palomar Heights Care Center $100,000 in January for not providing adequate supervision.

A nurse told police that the elderly woman was checked and found sleeping 12 minutes after she was fatally struck by a car on a nearby street. Obviously a false report.

according to public health department the citation carries a $100,000 fine.

Nursing home abuse happens far too often and as seen in this case, is often covered up by nursing home staff writing false records of patient checks and care reports.

If you or a loved one has been neglected or abused while under the care of a nursing home or other health care provider, contact a nursing home lawyer immediately to see if you have a case.