Louisiana AG opens investigation into deaths of nursing home residents at temporary hurricane shelter

Inspectors were sent Tuesday — four days after the residents were taken there — but were expelled and kept from doing a full assessment, according to the state Health Department.

Citing “significant concerns about conditions,” the department moved each person out of the building by Thursday evening, according to Louisiana State Health Officer Joe Kanter. The governor has said a total of 843 residents were moved from the location by Thursday.

Fourteen of the residents who were removed had to be taken to hospitals for further treatment or evaluation, Kanter said.

A fifth nursing home resident who was being held

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