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Negligent nursing care and False Claims Act settlement reached in case against American Healthcare Management

A $1.25 million settlement was also reached in a case brought by the United States Attorney and the State of Missouri against American Healthcare Management (AHM) and three nursing facilities managed by AHM. The United States contended that numerous residents in the three nursing homes suffered from dehydration and malnutrition, went for extended periods of time without being cleaned, and developed preventable pressure sores. The suit also alleged insufficient nurse staffing and that violations of the False Claims Act by billing for a level of care that was not provided. This was the first settlement of its kind in the Eastern District of Missouri.