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Should A Georgia Nursing Home Pay For An Accidental Fire?

June 2015, a retirement community in Evans lights up the night sky as a fire rages. The local fire department responds immediately, yet a woman dies. Now—a year later—residents and their families are still picking up the pieces, and some have filed lawsuits against the retirement community administrators, but do they have a case to seek damages? Should A Georgia Nursing Home Pay For An Accidental Fire? The fire started near an air conditioner on the third floor of the Marshall Square Retirement Community (MSRC)—a multi-floor apartment complex for seniors. Upon investigating, the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office ruled that the fire was an accident. For some, this was a vindication, but then lawsuits began to pour in from the seniors that lived in the community. According to residents, MSRC not only had no fire evacuation plans for the seniors, but the facility’s staff had also deactivated the fire…
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