December 20, 2011
Newport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Newport Beach, California and Emeritus at Yorba Linda both received Class AA citations and were fined for nursing home negligence that led to the death of two people.
The California Department of Public Health issued the Class AA citations, the most severe penalty the state can give and fined Newport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center $100,000 and Emeritus $90,000.
Investigations at the nursing homes found that Newport Nursing and Rehabilitation Center did not provide necessary safety and supervision which led to one resident’s death. And Emeritus’ negligence in not providing a resident with a special diet caused the resident to choke to death.
In situations such as these where nursing home abuse has led to the death or injury of a resident we advise family members to contact a nursing home abuse lawyer to discuss their legal options. Doing so can help your family receive financial compensation and help prevent further nursing home negligence in the future.