Wrongful Death Claim Filed After Maryland Woman Disappears From Nursing Home

Posted on Sep 29, 2009
The daughter of a woman who has gone missing from her nursing home has filed a wrongful death claim against the nursing home who was responsible for her. The adult care center, Primrose Villa, was very recently responsible for another nursing home death in which a patient wandered from her bed and fell into a nearby ravine.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons is looking for 62-year-old Annie Langely, a nursing home resident who disappeared from her nursing home between Sunday Night and Monday morning. It took the nursing home, Primrose Villa, over 12 hours to notify the police of the missing person.

Langley, a patient with schizophrenia, has reportedly left the nursing home in similar disappearances on at least four occasions, although it has now been days since she has been seen. The Angier, North Carolina, woman is being searched for by a number of organizations, including fire departments, police departments, Sheriff's departments, and volunteer groups. The woman, who is 5'7" and 240 pounds, is African-American with silver hair and no dentures. She is believed to be on foot.

In February, 85-year-old Carrie "Christine" Evans was found dead behind the nursing home after wandering off of the grounds. There has also been a wrongful death claim filed in that case, with Evans' daughter arguing that her mother was not properly cared for or medicated and that the building's alarm system was broken.

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