Extendicare http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Lawyer Rejects Extendicare's Claims State Legal Environment is Hostile http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-lawyer-rejects-extendicares-claims-state-legal-environment-hostile <p>A Kentucky law firm that specializes in nursing home abuse cases is pushing back on nursing home company Extendicare&rsquo;s claim that the state&rsquo;s legal environment is causing it to pull back its operation.</p><p>Several weeks ago, Extendicare announced its plans to lease its Kentucky properties to an outside company. The company said the decision was due to what they called &ldquo;a hostile legal environment&rdquo; where lawyers target the industry in hopes of big settlements.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 16:20:17 +0000 Kenny Colston 623 at http://wfpl.org Company's Withdrawal Restarts Battle Between Nursing Homes and Legal System http://wfpl.org/post/companys-withdrawal-restarts-battle-between-nursing-homes-and-legal-system <p>A prominent nursing home company is ending its operations in Kentucky, and the decision has reignited a battle between the nursing home industry and legal professionals.</p><p>Earlier this week, <a href="http://www.extendicare.com/" target="_blank">Extendicare </a>announced plans to lease its Kentucky nursing homes. The company said too many unnecessary lawsuits were being filed for operations to continue in the state.</p><p>Kentucky has grown into a senior living hub, and many big companies like&nbsp;Altria and Kindred have corporate&nbsp;headquarters&nbsp;in the state.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 17:53:11 +0000 Kenny Colston 485 at http://wfpl.org