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A Florida woman plans to sue a nursing home, alleging that staff neglected to treat her father's bedsore wounds and then tried to cover the smell with coffee grounds.
Vivian Wright's father, Frank, entered Heartland Health Care Center of Orange Park in September 2019 after two strokes and multiple trips to the emergency room.
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One day, during a visit, she and her brother-in-law found piles of coffee grounds under his bed, First Coast News reported.
Wright has filed a notice of intention to sue for malpractice, in which she alleges that the grinds were used to cover the smell of an infected bedsore that staff had failed to properly care for.
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Wright told First Coast News that her father worked for the Department of Defense, as a boilermaker on the ships at Naval Station Mayport for more than 25 years.
'He spent a lot of time at Mayport working on the Navy ships. He loved being a boilermaker - that was his favorite thing to do,' she said.
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But his health started to decline in 2013 when he suffered his first stroke.
Frank was in and out of St Catherine Laboure Place, a hospital in Jacksonville, over the next six years as he was treated for bedsores, high blood pressure, an irregular heartbeat and a second stroke.
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According to First Coast News, Frank was admitted to Heartland in September 2019 after several visits to the ER.
Wright alleges that from the time her father arrived at the nursing home, staff failed to make sure he had regular check-ups with his doctors and to take care of his wounds.
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She says that Frank has two bedsores, which are ulcers that form from pressure due to lying in a bed or sitting in a wheelchair for long periods of time, including one on his buttocks.
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