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Family of Woman Who Died in Nursing Home Sues

Posted October 3, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— The family of a woman who died in the care of a Chapel Hill nursing home is suing over her death. Martha Harris died last December at Britthaven of Chapel Hill.

The Alzheimers patient fell out of her bed and became entangled in her restraints. The suit claims the home was negligent because they knew of her condition and previous problems with the restraints.

The suit comes on top of a $500,000 dollar fine already levied by federal regulators.