Ms Matney, a MS patient residing in a nursing home, died from over exposure to the sun. Her daughter has filed suit against the nursing home.
The Toledo Blade reports that Ms Matney was permitted to sunbathe on a day where the temperatures exceeded 93 degrees. Her body temperature rose to 109 degrees. The county coroner has ruled the death accidental due to negligence; the cause of death was hyperthermia and heat stroke.