89-year-old woman froze to death outside Colorado Springs nursing home
Following "numerous" complaints and investigations, including a death, a Colorado Springs assisted living facility had its license suspended.
The suspended license was confirmed by 11 News on Feb. 11.
On Wednesday, the McDivitt Law Firm announced they were looking into the death of 89-year-old Margarita Sam. According to the autopsy report, Sam froze to death outside the Union Printers Home. She was found on a bench outside the facility on Feb. 3. Attorney David McDivitt was retained by the family of Sam to look into the cause of her death.
"We’ve known for a while that something’s not right," David McDivitt told 11 News. "A woman is in a nursing facility. And then she goes outside and she’s found dead, hours later. Something doesn’t really seem to add up. She froze to death outside. And it’s significant. You don’t expect when you have a loved one in a home, where it is the job of the home, of the facility, to care for your loved one, to look out for their best interest, to ensure their safety."
"McDivitt Law Firm and Reddick Moss are looking into Sam’s death, along with several other cases of possible negligence at Union Printers Home," representatives with McDivitt Law Firm wrote in a release.
According to 11 News partner The Gazette,
The assisted living and nursing facility is located off Union Boulevard to the east of Memorial Park.
The suspension came a little more than a week after Sam was found dead.
"The goal for us is to be able to provide answers, closure, and accountability," McDivitt added.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment sent the following statement to 11 News on Feb. 12: