Elderly Woman Sues Nursing Home Where 8 Died

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Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Florida, was left without air conditioning and power after Hurricane Irma.

Rehabilitation Center Of Hollywood Hills, Hollywood is being sued by one of their residents after 8 died.

Hollywood, Florida – Eight residents of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills in Hollywood, Florida, died last week in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. One of those residents that lived through the tragedy was Rosa Cabrera, age 94.

Cabrera is a double amputee “without the ability to walk or live independently”. She sustained heat-related injuries and had to be hospitalized as a result of the days-long failure of the nursing home’s air conditioning system.

Rosa Cabrera and her legal guardian have now opened up a legal suit against the center. The lawsuit alleges that the Rehabilitation Center failed to adequately prepare for Irma after hurricane and storm-surge warnings were first issued for Broward County on Sept. 7.

A timeline released by the public relations firm for the nursing home says that the center’s staff reached out repeatedly to emergency hotlines and the local power utility in the days after the air conditioning system failed on Sept. 10.

Nursing home officials also called the personal cell phone of Florida Gov. Rick Scott seeking help, the governor’s office confirmed to ABC News on Saturday.

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