Sunrise Care Center Resident Found Dead After Being Left in the Heat

Posted on behalf of Jeff Pitman on June 8, 2011 in Nursing Home Abuse
Updated on April 24, 2024

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel published an article today about a 69-year-old nursing home resident who died yesterday at Sunrise Care Center in Milwaukee after care workers left him outdoors for more than three hours in 90 degree heat Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Milwaukee County Medical Examiners office, Martin Belkin had asked a staff member to push him in his wheelchair outside at approximately 2:45 p.m. when temperatures were approaching 100 degrees.  At 6 p.m. Mr. Belkin was found unresponsive.

The Medical Examiners Office asked for a reading of Belkins body temperature just before 8 p.m. It was 101.4 degrees.

The medical examiners office is conducting an autopsy to establish whether Tuesdays record heat caused Belkins death.

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