Nursing homes

Politics
3:31 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

Seniors Rally Against Nursing Home Bill

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FRANKFORT — More than 100 senior citizens and advocates rallied Thursday at the Capitol Rotunda in support of several bills before the Kentucky General Assembly—and against one bill in particular.

They urged Kentucky lawmakers to oppose  legislation that creates a panel to review lawsuits against nursing homes and requires those filing suits to pay fees to submit their case to the panel, said Cathy Murphy, associate state director for the AARP.

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Politics
12:20 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Kentucky Lawyer Rejects Extendicare's Claims State Legal Environment is Hostile

A Kentucky law firm that specializes in nursing home abuse cases is pushing back on nursing home company Extendicare’s claim that the state’s legal environment is causing it to pull back its operation.

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 “a hostile legal environment” where lawyers target the industry in hopes of big settlements.

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Politics
1:53 pm
Thu May 31, 2012

Company's Withdrawal Restarts Battle Between Nursing Homes and Legal System

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.

Earlier this week, Extendicare 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.

Kentucky has grown into a senior living hub, and many big companies like Altria and Kindred have corporate headquarters in the state. 

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