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Senior Living Facility Sued Over Heat-Related Deaths

(Portland, OR) -- A senior living facility in Portland is facing a lawsuit over a resident's death during the extreme heat in June. The lawsuit filed against The Heights at Columbia Knoll this week says 81-year-old Charlotte Iverson died from hyperthermia along with another man in the facility. The lawsuit alleges The Heights was negligent for not checking on residents when temperatures reached 116 degrees outside. The lawsuit seeks 13-million dollars.

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