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California nursing home and hospital sued for wandering injuries

Nursing home facilities have an obligation to properly monitor their residents and keep them safe. Although nursing homes are not prisons, nursing home staffs can be held responsible when they allow mentally frail patients to wander off premises without proper supervision. Skilled nursing facility residents suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s and a variety of other cognitive…

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Investigation continues into deadly fungal meningitis outbreak

A nationwide investigation continues into a fungal meningitis outbreak that has sickened at least 424 people and killed 31 in 19 states, including California. The outbreak is linked to contaminated steroid injections from Massachusetts-based New England Compounding Center. The specialty pharmacy has been on the radar of health and safety inspectors for years but always…

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