EVERETT, Wash. – The owner of an Everett nursing home has agreed to pay $3.5 million to relatives of a 97-year-old patient.
The Washington Department of Social and Health Services had cited the Everett Rehabilitation and Care Center for failing to provide adequate care to the man, who died in 2008.
Lawyers for the man's family told the Daily Herald this week that they had recently reached a settlement with the nursing home, which is owned and operated by Sunbridge Health Care Corp. Inc., based in New Mexico.
A lawsuit alleged that care was inadequate for the man, who had developed penile cancer.
In a statement, nursing home administrator Elizabeth Loyet said settling the lawsuit was in the best interest of all parties.