Lemon Grove Care and Rehabilitation (San Diego County) has received the state’s most severe citation after the burn-injury death of a 74-year-old resident. State investigators found that the facility failed to adequately supervise the resident, who caught fire while smoking at the facility. According the reports, the woman was sitting in the designated smoking area trying to light a cigarette when her jacket caught fire. She died 10 days after suffering her injury.
The nursing home has been issued an “AA” citation and a fine of $80,000.00, which it intends to challenge in Superior Court. Lemon Grove Nursing and Rehabilitation received two Class B citations last year (click here), and is currently under investigation for separate allegations of neglect in a case being handled by Walton Law Firm LLP.
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