NURSING HOME BLAMED IN DEATH OF FORMER USC COACH JIM CARLEN
The day after his 79th birthday, former University of South Carolina football coach Jim Carlen was admitted to the Rice Estate, a nursing home in Columbia, for what was supposed to be a short stay. He was dead 10 days later.
Now, a representative for the Carlen family has alleged in a notice of intent to sue for medical malpractice that coach Carlen was essentially euthanized without his or his family’s consent.
“We believe his death was hastened,” said an attorney for the family, Eric Bland of Bland Richter in Columbia. He later added, “Doctors can’t play God.”
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