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Former Resident Sues Now-Closed Nursing Home

A man claims he was wrongfully discharged from a now-closed Iowa nursing home and dropped off in an unfurnished apartment with only $30 and four days worth of medications. He is now suing the nursing company alleging elderly negligence and recklessness. The man was in the hospital with congestive heart failure nine days after the employee from the nursing home left him in an Illinois apartment. He required the installation of a cardiac defibrillator. The man lived at the nursing home from November 2006 until he was discharged in March 2007. He accuses the home of acting inappropriately when he complained about the care he was receiving, breach of contract and dependent adult abuse. He states that the home failed to properly administer medication, had insufficient staff and inflicted emotional distress as other residents were harmed in his presence. This is the second elderly abuse lawsuit against Petersen Health Care since it closed in fall 2007. The nursing home closed at the end of September 2007 after the federal government pulled its Medicare and Medicaid funding and the state moved to pull the center’s license. To read the full story,