Family seeks information from nursing home about woman's death

John Suayan, Galveston Bureau Nov. 15, 2011, 5:21am

GALVESTON - A state district judge has granted a temporary restraining order in a lawsuit stemming from a Seabrook woman's death at a League City nursing home.

Galveston County 122nd District Court Judge John Ellisor approved Diane Hallman and Stanley Mohr's request Nov. 3, preventing Regent Care Center of League City from erasing, destroying, altering, modifying or disposing documents pertaining to the late Rachel Mohr.

Hallman and her father sued the defendant in the same court last month after Rachel Mohr allegedly died from head injuries on March 4.

According to the Oct. 27 original petition, Rachel Mohr was heard yelling for "help" and observed lying on the floor next to her bed at the Regent Care's facilities.

The suit shows "she sustained obvious head trauma and was bleeding significantly."

"She was neurologically alert, coherent and in severe pain," court papers state.

"She was placed back in bed and later was discovered nonresponsive."

Rachel Mohr was transported to the hospital, where she died.

Her family claims Regent Care ignored a care plan which stated Rachel Mohr was at high risk for falls and her bed must be kept in a low position.

The restraining order also orders the defendant to "produce all healthcare and medical records, notes, correspondence, memos, incident reports, photographs, investigative documents, witness statements and other documentation in connection to Rachel Mohr.

Attorney George W. Mauze II of San Antonio is representing the plaintiffs.

Case No. 11-cv-1717

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