Dekalb County Nursing Home Resident Killed in Fire

On Tuesday morning, a 64-year old woman died in a fire at a Dekalb County nursing home. The blaze broke out around 3 a.m. at Meadowbrook Healthcare in Tucker, the AJC reports.

According to Dekalb fire Chief Edward O’Brien, the fire was confined to one room on the second floor of the two-story building, and was doused by the sprinkler system.

One resident in that room, Laura Barrett died, while another had to be transported to a local trauma unit. A third resident was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor smoke inhalation.

Of the nursing home’s 128 residents, 75 were evacuated from the second floor to the first floor.

Investigators were on the scene, but have yet to determine the cause of the fire.

Premises Liability Cases at Pope & Howard, P.C.

As an establishment dedicated to assisting the elderly, Meadowbrook Healthcare is obligated to keep its residents safe. Unfortunately, incidents like these do happen.

When someone is injured on another’s property, he or she may have a case for premises liability. At Pope & Howard, P.C., we have handled many cases involving dangerous conditions on a property, and we know have the knowledge and experience to win the compensation you deserve.

Remember, it is the owner’s responsibility to keep the premises safe. If you or a loved one was injured on another’s property due to negligence, you may have a case. Call Pope & Howard, P.C. at (404) 885-9999 or email us to schedule your free consultation.

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