Large Nursing Home Operator Ceases Business in One State Due to Increased Litigation

A major nursing home chain has decided to end it's operations in one state after increased litigation and the failure of the legislature to pass a law which would have made it more difficult to sue nursing homes. Extendicare Health Services Inc. has decided to lease all 21 of its skilled nursing centers in the state to a different operator.  The lease will also allow the operator to buy out the facilities if they wish to do so.

The decisions comes after three nurse's aides at one of the facilities pleaded guilty to abuse of an adult after being caught on camera abusing an elderly resident in 2008. Representatives of the company said the decision was made due to "the divestiture of operations that impede growth or create undue risk exposure." They also cited the worsening litigation environment and unlikelihood of future tort reform. The corporation is not planning on pulling out of the 11 other states where they operate additional care homes. For more, read the story.



Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.





















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