No charges set to be filed in death of elderly woman denied CPR
03/06/2013 // West Palm Beach , Florida, US // JusticeNewsFlash // Justice News Flash // (press release)
Bakersfield, California – No charges are set to be filed in the case of an elderly woman who was denied CPR at a retirement home after she collapsed. As reported by ABC News, a 911 call in which the caller refused to perform CPR on Lorraine Bayless, 87, or locate someone who would, prompted an investigation into Bayless’ subsequent death.
Bakersfield Police Department officials are quoted in the report as stating of the incident, “A thorough review was conducted of all the facts surrounding the case. The investigation revealed that no criminal statutes had been violated.”
Brookdale Senior Living, which owns the retirement home where the incident occurred, Glendale Gardens, is further quoted as stating after the employee involved was purportedly placed on voluntary leave, “The incident resulted from a complete misunderstanding of our practice with regards to emergency medical care for our residents.”
The company said its emergency medical policies would be reviewed.
Justice News Flash delivers the latest in California wrongful death news.
Address: 215 South Olive Suite 300 W. Palm Beach FL 33401
Other News / Press Releases
- Witness testifies debt may force Sterling to sell team
- Missile that brought down Malaysia Airlines flight detected by U.S.
- Hospital agrees to $190 million settlement in secret patient recording case
- Boston Marathon suspect’s friend convicted on obstruction charges
- Iraqi Christians ordered by Islamic State to convert
- Missing Marine wife may have been shot, warrant suggests
- Rain halts exhumation of bodies of teenage girls allegedly raped
- Attorneys for restaurant say former mayor should disclose medical details
- Many express confusion over Indiana bicycle laws
- Child migrant surge changes tone of immigration debate