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Report: Lawsuit claims woman died because of neglect at Brownwood nursing home

Brownwood Bulletin - 12/18/2018

Dec. 15--The family of a woman who died in March 2017 has filed a lawsuit in Tarrant County claiming the woman died as the result of neglect on the part of a Brownwood nursing home, the Fort Worth Star Telegram reported in its Dec. 13 edition.

The family of Vicki Brown, who died at age 70, filed the lawsuit against Cross Country Healthcare Center in 348th District Court, an employee in the Tarrant County District Clerk's Office confirmed. The Bulletin asked the district clerk's office Friday to email documents pertaining to the lawsuit but did not receive a reply as of late Friday afternoon.

Brown's daughter, Shelly Cameron, and her son, John Weldon, are suing the nursing home, the Fort Worth newspaper reported.

Senior Living LLC, which operates the nursing home, said it could not comment on pending litigation.

Brown was taken to the hospital in an ambulance in January 2017 after she was found unresponsive in the nursing home, the newspaper reported.

The newspaper also reported that Brown's physicians reported to the state that Brown had been neglected by the nursing home. The newspaper cited a Department of Aging investigation in February 2017.

According to the medicare.gov website, the 112-bed facility was rated below average in an August 2018 health inspection report.

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