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Unexpected Patient Death at Goldsboro, North Carolina State Home Sparks Nursing Home/Medical Neglect Investigation

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An unexpected death of a female resident at the O’Berry Neuro-Medical Treatment Center in Goldsboro, N.C. has resulted in placing four employees on leave. O’Berry is a state run home which specializes in developmental disabilities. According to the Goldsboro News the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is investigating the cause of death to determine whether the two supervisors and two health care providers neglected the assisted living/nursing home resident and if nursing or medical neglect resulted in the death. As of posting time of this article, the name of the resident and the four employees has not been released.

DHHS Secretary Lanier Cansler stated, "Law enforcement has been called in, and a thorough investigation into this incident is being conducted. In keeping with our zero-tolerance policy, any employee whose actions contributed to the death of this patient will be held accountable. We will also be reviewing our policies to determine if changes are warranted.”

If you suspect your loved one has been the victim of nursing home/assisted living abuse or neglect resulting from the negligence of a nursing home or similar facility please contact us to discuss their rights. Four of our injury law firm attorneys are licensed in North Carolina (NC) and we can review the circumstances on a confidential basis.

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