Oregon Woman Files $1M Suit Nursing Home Death of Father

March 22, 2016

A woman has filed a nearly $1 million lawsuit against a Florence, Ore. nursing home that cared for her 83-year-old father, claiming that it didn’t do enough to address health symptoms that led to his death.

The Register-Guard reported that Diane Richter’s suit filed in Lane County Circuit Court says her father moved into Regency Florence in October 2014 and stayed there until nine days before his March 2015 death.

Richter claims nursing home employees failed to properly care for her father’s nutrition and hydration needs, leading him to suffer severe dehydration and kidney failure before his death.

Nursing Home EntranceRegency Florence and its corporate parent, Regency Pacific, which operates 40 care facilities in four Western states, declined to comment on the pending litigation.

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  • April 17, 2016 at 12:02 am
    anon the mouse says:
    Agent: Does the term talk to the hand mean anything to you? Many patients families have tried to raise quality of care issues with Regency only to be regarded as trouble maker... read more
  • April 16, 2016 at 11:58 pm
    anon the mouse says:
    Glenn, apparently you have had little exposure to the nursing home system. If she were able to care for her father I am sure she would have. She probably relied on placement a... read more
  • April 16, 2016 at 11:54 pm
    anon the mouse says:
    As a former employee of Regency I can only say one thing. The reason I left Regency Employment as a nurse was because of the capricious manner in which their care teams manage... read more
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