April 14, 2006

Attorney seeks class-action status for Kentucky nursing home suit

by Levin & Perconti

The attorney for a Plaintiff who suffered from improper care at the Lakeside Heights Nursing Home in Covington, KY is seeking class-action status for anyone who was a resident at the home since January, 2000, in a case filed last week in the U.S. District court in Covington. The complaint alleges poor lighting, overpowering odors of human waste, understaffed crews and general improper medical care.

Since the news of the suit broke, as many as 15 people have come forward to tell of their experiences. Operators of the nursing home missed a March 27 deadline to respond to an inspection that revealed life-threatening deficiencies at the home.

Officials want to preserve the license for the home in hopes of selling the home to another operator.

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