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Our client’s 72 year old husband was admitted to a large corporately owned nursing home facility located in South Florida for rehabilitative care to his low back. In just seventeen days his kidneys failed due to severe dehydration, urinary retention, and too much pain medication. The kidney failure caused a decrease in mental capacity that then resulted in an inability to swallow food safely. He went into respiratory failure when he aspirated food into his lungs.

He died 13 hours later due to complications from the acute kidney failure. A simple blood test would have revealed that his kidneys were not functioning. This preventable death was due solely to the poor care received at the nursing home.

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Date : 27 Sep 2016

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