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Syracuse nursing home failed to keep dead patient from decomposing, says funeral home – Syracuse.com

A March 22, article on the Syracuse.com website, entitled, “Syracuse nursing home failed to keep dead patient from decomposing, says funeral home”, by James T. Mulder, denoted that, “Van Duyn nursing home did not keep its morgue cool enough to prevent a deceased resident’s body from decomposing.”

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Mulder quoted “Patty Knight Scholl, of Keegan-Osbelt-Knight funeral home,” as having said, “when a colleague went to Van Duyn to pick up the body Saturday it was badly decomposed because of a malfunctioning cooler.”

 

Responsibility to Patients

In a letter, Scholl, “alerted other Central New York funeral directors to the problem”, having stated: “‘The condition of the decedent was horrendous,’ she said in the letter. ‘The patients at Van Duyn deserve to be treated with some respect both in life and death.’

 

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