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February 18, 2011

The family of a deceased nursing home resident believes they were lied to about the man’s cause of death and are having his body exhumed for an autopsy. The family’s suspicions were raised after finding out the man died on the same day as two other residents at Juniper Village nursing home in Forest Hills, PA, and after learning several residents and staff members became sick the same day.

The man’s death certificate says the cause of death was a heart attack. However, the family says they got conflicting stories about the man’s death and there was a delay in the nursing home calling them after the man died.

Kim Bogesdorfer, the deceased man’s daughter, says if the autopsy shows that her father died from negligence on the part of the nursing home she will file a lawsuit.

“My concern is what happened, why did it happen and could my father’s death been prevented,” said Bogesdorfer.

If you or a loved one are a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, or if you suspect abuse or neglect, we urge you to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer immediately.

source: http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/02/16/nursing-home-patient%E2%80%99s-body-to-be-exhumed/

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