Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Attorney: Winchester Nursing Home Sued for Wrongful Death
The son of a Winchester nursing home patient is suing the Winchester Centre for Health and Rehabilitation for Kentucky wrongful death. William Baker died on January 31, 2008 after he developed breathing problems while staying at the long-term care facility.
The 54-year-old nursing home resident had been admitted to the home on January 5, 2008 after suffering a brain aneurysm. According to the Kentucky wrongful death lawsuit, the nursing home neglected to monitor his respiratory condition and failed to suction him, which resulted in his breathing problems. He died at Lexington hospital.
The Kentucky nursing home neglect complaint accuses the long-term care facility of not giving Baker enough medical care and attention while maintaining staffing levels that resulted in incredibly high nurse/resident ratios that could be considered reckless. Among the other allegations against the Winchester Centre for Health and Rehabilitation:
• Failure to properly train and supervise nursing home workers and residents.
• Failure to care for Baker with dignity and respect.
• Failure to properly evaluate his medical needs.
• Failure to provide the patient with the necessary services he required.
Baker’s son says that the nursing home’s negligence lead to his father experiencing serious trauma and ultimately caused his death.
The Winchester nursing home has received a lot of negative publicity lately. It nearly lost its Medicare and Medicaid funding until it achieved compliance last month. It has been sanctioned by both federal and state officials for alleged Kentucky nursing home neglect and abuse citations. It even received a Type A citation, which is the most serious one that the state of Kentucky can issue to a long-term care facility for abuse or neglect.
Winchester nursing home sued in man’s death, Kentucky.com, March 5, 2009
Kentucky Nursing Home Abuse Attorney: Winchester Care Facility to Lose Medicare and Medicaid Funding After Receiving Type A Citation for Alleged Abuse and Neglect, Kentucky Injury Lawyer Blog, January 19, 2009
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