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September 5, 2012

Nursing home faces wrongful death suit

WEATHERFORD — Crescent Senior Care, a Weatherford nursing home, faces a wrongful death lawsuit filed last week in district court in Parker County alleging they failed to administer a resident her prescribed medication, resulting in her death.

After suffering a minor heart attack, 79-year-old Dorothy Fox was sent to Crescent Senior Care around Nov. 20, 2010, for rehab after having several stents implanted, according to the lawsuit filed by her children, Jill Byars, Deana Williams and Jeffrey Fox.

Cardiologists prescribed a blood thinner for Fox but Crescent Senior Care failed to administer the medication, the lawsuit alleges, adding that Fox suffered a massive heart attack on Nov. 28 as a result.

Fox reportedly spent the remaining several months of her life hospitalized until she died June 27, 2011.

The suit claims the company was negligent and failed to provide for the patient’s safety and seeks unspecified damages.

A message left with Crescent Senior Care was not returned by deadline.

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