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Nursing home abuse and neglect runs rampant in St. Louis area homes

A federal lawsuit has been filed against a Texas company which alleges that serious accounts of nursing home abuse and neglect were present in its five St. Louis area homes. Residents suffered from dehydration, weight loss, and bed sores. The seriousness of some of these pressure sores ultimately led to amputations. The suit also cites incidents where residents were allowed to wander and exit the facilities, where the staff failed to administer proper medication, and where the residents were forced to live in unsanitary conditions. The US Attorney alleges that the homes were seriously understaffed. The suit also accuses the company of false and fraudulent billings to Medicare and Medicaid programs.

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