Wednesday, December 4, 2013
MI: Advocacy Group Sues Nursing Home for Records Related to Resident's Death
A state advocacy group is suing a Fenton nursing home for its alleged failure to turn over documents related to the death of a resident last summer.
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service filed suit earlier this month in Flint U.S. District Court against Fenton Healthcare, 512 Beach St., obtain records detailing the care given to four disabled residents of the facility, including one who died MLive reports.
Officials with the state-appointed advocacy group, which investigates allegations of abuse and neglect against individuals with disabilities, said they learned of the possible abuse and neglect of several residents last summer.
The group’s allegations were based on survey conducted June 13 by Michigan’s Bureau of Health Care Services, which found that emergency medical services were not provided following incidents involving four residents who had previousy been diagnosed with disabilities.
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Advocacy Group Sues Nursing Home for Records Related to Resident's Death