According to Kentucky.com, 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 2012 General Assembly failed to pass a law that would make it tougher to file nursing home abuse lawsuits. Although Extendicare has facilities in 11 other states, they don’t plan on pulling out of any others.
The chain included several facilities, with one involved in a lawsuit after 3 nursing home workers pled guilty to abuse. A hidden camera set up in 2008 showed the abuse of an elderly resident.
The state of Kentucky has been in the spotlight in the past couple of years because of the increasing problem of nursing home abuse. Several efforts have been made to try and curtail these incidents.
Common Types of Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse occurs more often than you might think. It can cause not only physical injuries but emotional ones as well.
Some of the more common types of nursing home abuse include:
- improper use of restraints;
- failing to provide basic necessities; and
- financial exploitation.
Has Your Loved One Been Injured In A Nursing Home?
If you believe your loved one is being subjected to nursing home abuse you need to speak with an experienced Kentucky nursing home neglect attorney as soon as possible. Contact us online or call our office directly at 888.450.4456 to schedule a free consultation.