Argentina, man dies 2 months after nursing home attack

Posted on June 16, 2011 • Filed under: Argentina, Health, Social Issues

A 79-year-old man who was assaulted last April in a nursing home in Despeñaderos, Córdoba died last night at the San Roque hospital, according to Dalmacio Sánchez was admitted to the nursing home in March with Alzheimer’s disease and was attacked on April 14 by a patient with mental retardation he shared a room with. He lost both eyes in the attack and was admitted to the hospital for an eye infection before his death. The family of the man is pressing charges against the nursing home and the Province for manslaughter and for the Province’s lack of support for psychological and medical treatment they had promised the family after the assault.
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