Nursing home accused of seven wrongful deaths

By: Matt McGovern Email
By: Matt McGovern Email
A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses a local nursing home of gross negligence resulting in the deaths of at least seven people.

The lawsuit claims all seven victims named in the lawsuit died agonizing deaths from negligent care at Casa Rio.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (WOAI) - A lawsuit filed Thursday accuses a local nursing home of gross negligence resulting in the deaths of at least seven people.

The attorneys representing the families showed us photographs of some of the patients named in the lawsuit.

There were maggots inside the ear of a woman they say developed a massive infection at Casa Rio.

There is also a photo showing a bed sore on a man's back so deep his bone was exposed.

The lawsuit claims all seven victims named in the lawsuit died agonizing deaths from negligent care at Casa Rio.

WOAI went straight to Casa Rio on South New Braunfels to give them a chance to respond to the claims. But they wouldn't talk. They thought others who had loved ones here would want to know about the lawsuit, but they got kicked off the property.

They were able to talk about the grizzly details of the lawsuit to a man who's 96-year-old mom is being cared for at Casa Rio.

The man said his mother has been in Casa Rio for two years and has received adequate care.

WOAI looked up Casa Rio's record on the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services and found that in one day, they were cited for four Level 4 deficiencies.

A Level 4 deficiency means a resident's health or safety was put in immediate jeopardy. Two other wrongful death suits against Casa Rio are on appeal right now.

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