Lawsuit claims wrongful death at Odd Fellows

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WALLA WALLA - A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Walla Walla County Superior Court alleges a local assisted-living facility neglected to care for a patient, the result of which ultimately caused the woman's death.

Zahi Zalloua and Mounir Zalloua say in a court document that their mother, Aida Anbra Zalloua, died April 12, 2010, after falling from a window in her third-floor room at Washington Odd Fellows Home.

The plaintiffs say their mother was admitted to the care facility in August of 2009, suffering from a number of complaints, including dementia, depression, hypertension and deep vein thrombosis. Aida Zalloua had also attempted suicide in the past, all of which was made known to administrators at Odd Fellows, according to the lawsuit.

The document says the nonprofit elder-care facility failed on various levels, including staff training, response to the family's concerns, appropriate supervision and in protecting the deceased women from abuse and harm, including harming herself.

Odd Fellows also allegedly did not have Aida's condition properly evaluated and treated.

All these factors led to the woman's death, the complaint alleges.

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