nursing home lawsuits http://wfpl.org en After Tough Debate, Senate Passes Bill Allowing Panel Reviews in Nursing Home Abuses Cases http://wfpl.org/post/after-tough-debate-senate-passes-bill-allowing-panel-reviews-nursing-home-abuses-cases <p>The state Senate on Wednesday approved that sets up a panel to review abuse cases from nursing homes.</p><p>Three doctors would be put on the panel to review abuse cases; the bill would not prevent patients from filing lawsuits, but the findings from the panel could be admissible in court.</p><p>The Senate approved Senate Bill 9 on a party-line vote—Republican for, Democrats against.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill sponsor, Sen. Julie Denton, a Louisville Republican, said the goal is to crack down on bad lawsuits, while still protecting nursing home patients.</span></p> Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:10:05 +0000 Kenny Colston 3987 at http://wfpl.org After Tough Debate, Senate Passes Bill Allowing Panel Reviews in Nursing Home Abuses Cases Nursing Home Group Launches Ads in Support of Medical Review Bill http://wfpl.org/post/nursing-home-group-launches-ads-support-medical-review-bill <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Groups supporting &nbsp;a bill creating medical panels to review allegations of nursing home abuse are taking their cause to the airwaves.</span></p><p>The Kentucky Association of Health Care Facilities this week released a 60 second television radio ad, urging people to support Senate Bill 9.</p><p>The group is made up of nursing homes who want the review panels—which is called for in Senate Bill 9— as a safeguard against what they call overreaching trial lawyers.</p><p>The ad takes aim directly at the lawyers.</p> Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:01:03 +0000 Kenny Colston 3866 at http://wfpl.org New Report Strengthens Battle Lines Over Nursing Home Lawsuits http://wfpl.org/post/new-report-strengthens-battle-lines-over-nursing-home-lawsuits <p>A new report has advocates for the nursing home industry in Kentucky saying &ldquo;I told you so.&rdquo;</p><p>The report by Aon Global Risk Consulting ranks Kentucky as the worst state for expenses per bed and for the amount of litigation against nursing homes.</p> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:01:12 +0000 Kenny Colston 1000 at http://wfpl.org