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Man Found With Maggots In Eye Dies (Cause Of Death Not Known)
Local 6 ^ | January 21, 2008 | Unknown

Posted on 01/22/2008 10:56:24 AM PST by decimon

DELTONA, Fla. -- A Volusia County nursing home resident who was found with maggots in one of his eyes, an infected breathing tube, a partially inserted cathater and bed sores has died, according to his family.

Anthony Digiannurio, of Deltona, was 82 years old when he was transported in November from the University Center West nursing home to Florida Hospital DeLand, where staff members discovered the ailments.

It is not known if the cause of death was related to the aforementioned conditions.

According to a DeLand police report released in November, a representative from University Center West said that the man had constant care from multiple hospice workers and two certified nursing aides at the nursing home.

Officials from the state Department of Children and Families were investigating the incident.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has found 19 deficiencies at the facility since June 2006.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: neglect; nursinghome; socializedmedicine; wrongfuldeath
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It is not known if the cause of death was related to the aforementioned conditions.

But worth consideration, eh?

1 posted on 01/22/2008 10:56:27 AM PST by decimon
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A Volusia County nursing home resident who was found with maggots in one of his eyes, an infected breathing tube, a partially inserted cathater and bed sores has died, according to his family.

And they're wondering HOW he died??
2 posted on 01/22/2008 10:59:15 AM PST by G8 Diplomat (Creatures are divided into 6 kingdoms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Monera, Protista, & Saudi Arabia)
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the man had constant care from multiple hospice workers and two certified nursing aides at the nursing home.

Someone is not being truthful, here. The so-called nursing home needs to have it's license yanked. The poor fellow's family needs to consider the role their own uncaring absence played as well, before they go filing the inevitable lawsuit.

3 posted on 01/22/2008 11:00:48 AM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: decimon
According to a DeLand police report released in November, a representative from University Center West said that the man had constant care from multiple hospice workers and two certified nursing aides at the nursing home.

Constant care? I'd hate to see what the hell a case of neglect would look like in this place.

4 posted on 01/22/2008 11:01:28 AM PST by aroundabout
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maggots only eat dead flesh/meat..they do not take one bite of live flesh..........the bed sore mention means he was not turned or his blood was never stimulated like a massage


5 posted on 01/22/2008 11:01:56 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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I’d rather someone just do me in than ship me off to a nursing home.


6 posted on 01/22/2008 11:02:04 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: G8 Diplomat

I’m sure this wouldn’t have happened if the government had been in control of the care in this nursing home. /s


7 posted on 01/22/2008 11:02:23 AM PST by joshhiggins
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To: decimon

Lawsuits all around. Disgusting.


8 posted on 01/22/2008 11:04:06 AM PST by americanophile
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To: G8 Diplomat
He wasn't wearing his Q Ray.
9 posted on 01/22/2008 11:06:39 AM PST by boomop1
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To: decimon

A lot of these “care” facilities operate on the same principle as puppy mills.


10 posted on 01/22/2008 11:07:12 AM PST by Ben Mugged (Thanks Mom for not considering me a "choice".)
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I’d rather someone just do me in than ship me off to a nursing home.

Do you realize how selfish that is? Your rot is someone else's job, ya know.

11 posted on 01/22/2008 11:07:46 AM PST by decimon
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I’d rather someone just do me in than ship me off to a nursing home.

Ah, then you understand HillaryCare!

12 posted on 01/22/2008 11:08:41 AM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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When Hillary is taking care of health care, maggots-in-the-eye will be the LEAST of our worries.


13 posted on 01/22/2008 11:09:43 AM PST by samtheman
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To: decimon

GROSS!


14 posted on 01/22/2008 11:09:55 AM PST by meandog (If Mutt is GOP hope I'm gonna say "told you so" when he loses & takes every Republican with him)
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To: decimon
The man died of neglect and gross negligence
15 posted on 01/22/2008 11:09:57 AM PST by GOP Poet
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This sh!t hole should be shut down and the owners sued for every penny they have. Did this poor old soul have any family at all??


16 posted on 01/22/2008 11:09:59 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Thanks Vets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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This story is right up there with a photo of Hillary, Bill and Chelsea—thanks for making me lose my lunch (I needed to drop 5 pounds anyway)>


17 posted on 01/22/2008 11:11:04 AM PST by meandog (If Mutt is GOP hope I'm gonna say "told you so" when he loses & takes every Republican with him)
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When Hillary is taking care of health care, maggots-in-the-eye will be the LEAST of our worries.

True, she wouldn't want the Soylent Green to spoil.

18 posted on 01/22/2008 11:11:26 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: decimon

if someone had maggots coming out of one of their orifices, I would hazard a guess that it is related to his death in some way


19 posted on 01/22/2008 11:11:58 AM PST by ChurtleDawg (kill em all)
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To: 4yearlurker
OOPs. Just read the last line of the article. This poor old man was nothing more than a cash cow for the facility. An empty bed dosen’t make any money.
20 posted on 01/22/2008 11:12:36 AM PST by 4yearlurker (Thanks Vets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)
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