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August 4, 2014

Florida Nursing Home Named Defendant in Nursing Home Neglect Case Following Death of Bartow Woman

The daughter of a woman from the city of Bartow in Florida, the county seat of Polk County, who died from alleged neglect while living at a nursing home in the city has filed a lawsuit against the home.

Barbara J. Seabron was a resident at Lakeland Hills Rehabilitation Center, a not-for-profit nursing home, from April 22, 2011 until April 7, 2013. Seabron died at the home from a catalog of illnesses and conditions that all point to neglect.

Not only did the woman suffer from preventable bedsores,but she had a number of UTIs and a jaw and eye infection amongst others including a wound infection. She was also suffering from dehydration.

One of Seabron’s daughters, Felicia White Baker, has filed the lawsuit against the home claiming that they were negligent and failed to care for her mother appropriately resulting in their death. They are being sued for failing to monitor signs of infection and failing to stop the woman becoming dehydrated.

Clear signs of neglect such as bedsores, malnutrition and dehydration are all types of abuse that can take place in nursing homes across the country. Sadly those who are meant to be looking after our loved ones are more often than not the same people who are responsible for the neglect and abuse.

Our site provides information and advice on how to spot signs of nursing home abuse and neglect. Visit our homepage for more information about how McIver Brown can help you and your family against those who have harmed you.

Source: http://www.theledger.com/article/20140803/NEWS/140809832/-1/RSS?Title=Wrongful-Death-Suit-Challenges-Status-of-Not-For-Profit-Nursing-Home

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