Kindred Healthcare

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:53 by admin
Kindred Healthcare, a nationwide healthcare provider, agreed to pay about $3.7 million to settle allegations that four of its nursing homes in Kentucky provided improper patient care. According to Attorney General Greg Stumbo, patients at Kindred nursing homes in Lexington, Danville, Winchester and Bowling Green were not properly cared for, which possibly led to several unnecessary deaths and injuries at the facilities.

The four-year investigation found that patients faced substandard treatment for illnesses, including wounds, infections and life-threatening conditions. Many patients reportedly did not receive proper medications and the facilities lacked important medical supplies.

As part of the settlement, Kindred agreed to pay for advanced training for nurses and will pay $500,000 to the Kentucky Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund. State monitors will also begin to oversee Kindred nursing homes in Kentucky.

If you or a family member was injured in a Kindred Healthcare nursing home, it may be important to contact an attorney who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Nursing Home & Elder Abuse
  2. Bedsores / Decubitus Ulcer
  3. Bruises: Overview
  4. Burns: Overview
  5. Dehydration
  6. Emotional Problems
  7. Head & Brain Injury
  8. Infections
  9. Malnutrition
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