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Doctor testifies Emeritus facility could do nothing to stop patient’s ‘terminal decline’
Sacramento Bee

“Terminal decline,” the doctor called it – a condition in which a brain destroyed by Alzheimer’s disease takes the rest of the body down with it. It’s an irreversible “freight train,” he said, headed for the terminal of death.

“This is what we see,” Dr. John Hampton Fullerton told a Sacramento Superior Court jury in the wrongful death and elder abuse trial targeting the nation’s largest assisted living company. “It’s not pretty. You die from the inside out, you die from the outside in.”

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