Nursing Home Closed After Reports of Abuse Surround Resident’s Death

January 28, 2011 – Fair Oaks, CA – According to the website, the state of California has enforced the temporary closure of the Fair Oaks Nursing Home because of the death of an elderly woman. The family of the woman, Kyong Duncan, who was 73 years old, asserts that the death was the result of abuse Duncan suffered while in the care of the nursing home. The family also alleges that there is video evidence to support their claim.  The video in question shows a pair of Fair Oaks Nursing Home workers lifting Duncan from what appears to be the floor, and setting her down in a wheelchair. One of the workers then violently pulls the wheelchair backward.  Duncan’s family also claims that the nursing home staff drugged her.

An autopsy has revealed that at the time of Duncan’s death, she had a lethal dose of narcotics in her body, a drug that she was not prescribed. According to the attorney for the owners of the nursing home, they have no idea how the narcotic got into Duncan’s body.  Unfortunately, cases similar to this one happen in nursing homes throughout the country. If you have lost a loved one because of nursing home abuse, you may be eligible for compensation. To file a claim for nursing home abuse, you can consult with an experienced New York nursing home abuse lawyer.

Contacting a New York Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer

When your loved one has been harmed from the actions of nursing home staff, you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York nursing home abuse lawyer can help you better understand your rights, determine liability and decide if filing a nursing home abuse claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of nursing home abuse lawyers that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your wrongful death claim, contact us today – 1-800-246-4878.

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