Thursday, December 18, 2014

Kentucky nursing home owner wants to limit elder-abuse lawsuits

On separate occasions in 2009, two male residents allegedly sexually abused  91-year-old Mae Campbell once within sight of a nursing supervisor. The state said the nursing home “failed to protect” its residents from roving sexual predators in their midst. The home and its administrator were spared a criminal trial by paying a $20,000 fine.
Hazard Health Rehab also was home for Glenda Lykins, a dementia patient who tended to wander and fell 11 times, finally breaking a hip in 2011 before she was moved out. Home it was, too, for Anna Ambrose, who died there in 2006 with a gaping pressure ulcer and bedsores. Eastern Kentucky nursing home owner pushes for roadblocks to elder-abuse lawsuits | Local News |