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Gary Shipman

Settlement Reached in Nursing Home Bus Fire Deaths

The families of 23 residents who died in a bus fire near Dallas, Texas have settled a lawsuit against the nursing home who evacuated the residents during Hurricane Rita. In September, 2005, Sunrise Senior Living Services leased two buses to evacuate residents as Hurricane Rita approached the Texas coast, and the rear axle of one of the buses overheated, causing the bus to fill with flames and…

Chrissie Cole

Nursing Home Aide Accused of Abuse

Police are investigating an alleged case of nursing home abuse. Officers were called to a Georgetown Healthcare and Rehab where they met with the home direct and a representative from the Department of Social Services. The report alleges a 55-year-old patient was choked by a nurse’s aide.In the report, the man said the attacked occurred in December but he had not reported it due to fear of…