NY Nursing Home Sued Over Patient's Falls Before His Death

By Steven Trader (January 30, 2017, 8:01 PM EST) -- The U.S. government on Friday was slapped with a medical malpractice and negligence lawsuit by the survivor of an elderly Vietnam War veteran who allegedly suffered serious injuries and died after falling twice at a government-run nursing home in the Bronx, New York, in 2014.

In a complaint filed in New York's Southern District federal court, Claudia Thaxton claimed that the government, as owner and operator of James J. Peters Medical Center, acted negligently, violated New York's public health law and committed malpractice by failing to help Aaron Thompson get out of bed during his stay at the residential nursing home,...

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