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Kentucky nursing home sued for $155 million in death resulting from insufficient staffing

An 84 year old man’s family filed a $155 million lawsuit against national nursing home chain Beverly at the Beverly Health and Rehabilitation of Frankfort. The 84 year old man cried in pain for 10 hours before his death on March 2, 2002 to no avail: nurses didn’t respond.

Insufficient nursing staff due to company cost cutting initiatives is alleged, and at one point during the man’s struggle, 11 of 13 nurses on staff were on a break. Staffing shortages at nursing homes are a chronic problem in Kentucky and nationwide.

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