May 25, 2012 – According to The Lane Report, Kentucky will take part in a $90 million civil lawsuit in the United States District Court against Healthpoint, Ltd. Healthpoint allegedly sold Xenaderm, considered to be a “less than effective” drug, to nursing homes to treat patients with bedsores.
Kentucky is one of 13 states involved in the lawsuit, claiming that Healthpoint caused Medicaid to pay for the drug, even though it was ineligible for coverage. Medicaid paid $90 million in claims for the drug, with the state of Kentucky paying more than $1 million alone. Kentucky regulations prevent it from being covered because it is classified as “less than effective” by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Healthpoint also allegedly illegally marketed Xenaderm to nursing homes, claiming it was Medicaid-eligible.
Bedsores may be considered nursing home abuse. In addition, forcing nursing home residents to take unnecessary or ineffective drugs may be considered nursing home abuse. If you or a loved one has suffered from nursing home abuse or neglect, you may have a valid case. Get help from Louisville nursing home abuse attorney firm Gray & White. They are highly knowledgeable of Kentucky nursing home laws. Contact them today at 1-502-210-8942.