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Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Group Home Resident

June 18, 2012 – Garrard County, Ky. – According to an article by the Lexington Herald-Leader, a man has pleaded guilty to murdering a mentally disabled resident of a nursing home, after first attempting to frame another resident for the crime back in 2011.  Shawn…

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Nursing Home Chain Leaving KY Due to Increase in Litigation

According to, a nursing home chain has decided to leave Kentucky due to an increase in litigation and the vulnerability of being a target of lawsuits. Extendicare Health Services Inc. will no longer operate in the state.  Part of their complaint is that the…

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Group Cites Litigation Plan Lease 21 Kentucky Nursing Homes

According to the Kentucky Health News, Extendicare Health Services recently announced plans to lease its 21 Kentucky nursing home facilities. The homes will go to an unnamed Texas-based company.  In the report, Extendicare chief executive officer Tim Lukenda say his company is leasing the facilities…

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531 Deficiencies Found in Kentucky Nursing Homes

According to Kentucky Health News, Kentucky nursing homes had 531 deficiencies in the first quarter of 2012. A nonprofit agency called the Kentuckians for Nursing Home Reform has released this information to the public.  Analysis of Deficiencies  The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report…

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$8 Million Awarded Against Treyton Oak Towers in Louisville

February 17, 2012 – In a report from the Courier-Journal, $8 million was awarded against Treyton Oak Towers in Louisville. After a 2 week trial, the settlement was reached stemming from a case involving a retired surgeon, Dr. David Griffin. In Sept., 2008, he was…

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Lawsuit Filed after Nursing Home Aide Leaves Man Unattended

February 17, 2012 – According to M Live, a lawsuit has against Grand Rapids Home for Veterans, been filed after a nursing home aide leaves a man unattended and he ends up suffering a broken neck. Although nurses aides were aware that Matthew Ambrose suffered…

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