It took a while for the adult children of 91-year-old Esther Rannow to discern a troubling pattern in the treatment their mother was receiving at the Benedictine Living Community, an assisted living facility in St. Peter, Minnesota. In fact, it wasn’t until Rannow had lapsed into an unconscious state after having been dropped by a caretaker – the second such incident in a month’s time – that the puzzle pieces started to fall into place for the family. Rannow was eventually moved to a nearby hospital, where it was determined that she was suffering from septic shock due to an undiagnosed urinary tract infection. She died several days later. The family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the facility.
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