The Augusta Chronicle reported the settlement between James M. Mason and his family and the Augusta nursing home The Place at Deans Bridge Road.  Mason was admitted to The Place at Deans Bridge Road on Sept. 24, 2012. He was 62 and in need of skilled nursing care.  Mason developed urinary tract infections, injuries from numerous falls, dehydration, weight loss and renal failure. After he was hospitalized with pneumonia in September 2015, his family Mason moved to Golden Living. He died Nov. 3, 2015.

The litigation against the owner/operator Golden Living Center and its nursing home administrator Elize Joseph continues. The family alleged that neglect led to a Mason’s injuries and suffering by putting corporate profits above patient care by not staffing at adequate levels to provide residents proper care.

Harris agreed to a one-time lump sum payment, the amount is to remain confidential under the agreement. Attorney fees and court cost, and medical expenses for his father will come out of the settlement payment.

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