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13th person from Hollywood nursing home dies, lawyer says

10 October 2017

Police are including Mrs. Franco's death as part of the criminal investigation against the nursing home, according to Miranda Grossman, a spokeswoman for the Hollywood Police Department.

Cecilia and Miguel Antonio Franco died within a month of each other.

A Florida nursing home that had 12 patients die after Hurricane Irma has laid off workers.

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Franco lived only 26 days after her husband of 61 years, Miguel Antonio Franco, was among the eight September 13 deaths at the overheated Hollywood Hills facility across a parking lot from Hollywood Memorial Regional Hospital.

The Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, Fla. laid off 245 employees and notified the state of the layoffs on September 20, the Sun Sentinel reported Friday. Three more died the following week, and a 57-year-old woman died the week after. Last week, the facility laid off 245 workers, including doctors, nurses, occupational and physical therapists and others.

A couple in their 90s died within a month of each other in the USA after the nursing home they were in became a deadly hot box after Hurricane Irma.

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Several families have filed lawsuits. Many were moved into the hallways, next to fans and spot coolers.

The governor also said that in calls between nursing home administrators and state officials, the center's staff didn't indicate that anyone was in danger.

"This facility is failing to take responsibility for the fact that they delayed calling 911 and made the decision not to evacuate their patients to one of the largest hospitals in Florida, which is directly across the street", Scott said in a statement last month.

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13th person from Hollywood nursing home dies, lawyer says