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Michigan nursing home chain Metron settles state lawsuit

Metron settled a lawsuit today stemming from the death of a resident who died when her oxygen tank ran out. As a result, the Attorney Generals office found Metron in violation of accepting Medicare funds while not meeting standard care which is the basis of the state’s settlement with Metron.

Metron must pay $78,000 for the cost of the AG investigation as well as hire an independent monitor to supervise Metron’s nine nursing home facilities for the next 2 years.

The nursing home provider also faces fines and possible criminal charges if they fail to comply. They will also need state approval for any sale or purchase of a Metron owned facility.

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