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IN FRATERNAM MEAM
Sunday, March 13, 2005
NURSING HOME TO PAY $2MILLION OVER DEATH FROM ANT BITES
MELBOURNE, Fla.---The family of a bedridden nusing home patient who died after being bitten by hundreds of fire ants will get almost $2 million under a settlement with the home's owner Gerogia-based Mariner Health Care, the nation's third largest long-term health care company, agreed last week to pay Earl Dean Griffith's widow and children $1.875 million. Trial was to start in their lawsuit this week, Florida Today reported Friday. A spokesman for Mariner Health Care did not return a call seeking comment.

Griffith, 73 was recuperating from surgery at the Atlantic Shores nursing home for a month when ants swarmed his bed and bit him on July 26,2001. He died of shock from the ant poison in his body, the medical examiner said.

(abstracted from CHICTRIB/Associated Press)
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