Nursing home sued over resident's death

7:52 AM, Dec 31, 2008   |    comments
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STILLWATER, Minn. -- The son of a man who died in a Stillwater nursing home is suing the facility and claiming that his father died of thirst. The state Department of Health investigated the January 2007 death of Dean Cole and found the Golden LivingCenter-Greeley home to be "in neglect." The lawsuit contends that staff at the facility observed Cole's rapid weight loss after he was admitted to the center about a month before his death, but did not notify doctors. Kevin Cole is suing Golden LivingCenter in federal court and seeking a minimum of $75,000. A representative of Golden LivingCenter, which owns nursing homes nationwide, tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press that the company will comment on the lawsuit on Wednesday. Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press

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