Nursing Home Abuse: Extendicare Pays 38 Million

On October 11, 2014, the New York Times reported that Extendicare  agreed to pay $38 million over claims of poor care.   The federal claims alleged that Extendicare inappropriately billed for physical therapy and provided such poor care to residents that it was effectively worthless.  It was the largest settlement in the Justice Department’s history involving a nursing home chain accused of providing substandard care to residents.  The Justice Department alleged that the care was so inadequate that some patients became malnourished and dehydrated and developed infections that led to unnecessary hospitalizations.

To read more:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/11/business/extendicare-agrees-to-pay-38-million-over-inadequate-nursing-home-care.html?_r=0

If you are looking for an elder abuse or  nursing home abuse attorney, Russo & Kieck is a full service law firm in Hackensack, New Jersey.  We represent clients throughout Northern New Jersey in Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic and Union Counties.

 

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