Extendicare Lawsuits for Nursing Home Neglect
Class action Extendicare lawsuits have been filed by lawyers in Minnesota and Washington as a result of widespread nursing home neglect and claims that Extendicare places profits before people by failing to consider their ability to care for residents before admitting them.
The nursing home lawsuits, which were filed in August in Washington and this week in Minnesota, seek class action status on behalf of all residents who lived at facilities owned and operated by Extendicare during the years before the complaints were filed.
The lawsuits allege that false and misleading advertisements concealed facts intended to induce sick and elderly people to enter their facility under the false pretenses that Extendicare would provide care consistent with their representations.
In reality, Extendicare nursing homes throughout the United States are regularly cited for serious violations of nursing home regulations and inferior care places residents at a substantial risk for a serious nursing home injury, like bedsores, falls, misdiagnosis, prescription errors, dehydration and malnutrition.
There are 191 Extendicare nursing homes and senior care facilities throughout the United States with approximately 19,200 beds, and the nursing home operator is regularly facing nursing home lawsuits filed by residents who died or suffered serious injuries as a result of neglect or poor care.
The Extendicare nursing home lawsuits filed in Minnesota and Washington indicate that their admission policy causes many of these problems, as they regularly admit anyone who shows up with one the serious medical condition they list on an internal “Green Flag” list that qualify for “Automatic Admissions/Always Yes Immediately.” The policy does not take into account whether the nursing home is able to meet the new residents needs or how it will impact other residents who are already residing at the facility.
EXTENDICARE NURSING HOME LAWYERS
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. investigate individual Extendicare nursing home lawsuits throughout the United States for serious injuries caused by neglect, abuse or poor care. If you, a friend or family member have suffered an injury, request a free consultation and claim evaluation.