BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — When she visited her mother in a Louisiana nursing home, Lucie Titus found her with a black eye and severe back pain that the Alzheimer’s patient couldn’t explain.

Titus questioned the Slidell nursing home’s staff and she said they couldn’t explain what caused the injuries.

Shortly thereafter, a compression fracture was discovered. Titus asked to install a video camera system in her mother’s room and was rebuffed by home administrators.

She believes if she could have seen what caused her mother’s injuries, treatment could have been quicker and involved less pain. Titus filed a lawsuit to set


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