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$500,000 settlement for death of elder due to medication overdose

$500,000 settlement for pain medication overdose against skilled nursing facility

A skilled nursing facility admitted an 70- year old man for short term rehab while the man recovered from a blood clot in his leg. A few weeks into his stay, he developed intense abdominal pain, which the facility staff chose to treat by sedating him on pain medication rather than calling a doctor or sending him to the emergency room. He died at the facility within 24 hours when he stopped breathing due to the effects of the pain medication.

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