Fraud and substandard care alleged as California nursing home chain is named in class-action lawsuit

A class-action lawsuit was filed against Horizon West HealthCare of Rocklin, California for fraudulent billing and substandard care in its 22 California nursing homes. The charges alleged include failing to meet California’s minimum nurse-staffing ratios. The lawsuit also accuses the company of fraud, unlawful business practices and numerous health- and safety-code violations.

Earlier this month, separate lawsuits were filed in Los Angeles Superior Court accusing seven California hospital and nursing-home chains of charging Medicare to treat injuries and illnesses they helped cause through medical errors or neglect.

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