Bad Nursing Home Care

9 years 10 months 2 days ago June 22, 2007 Jun 22, 2007 Friday, June 22 2007 Friday, June 22, 2007 4:49:48 AM CDT in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Texas company faces a federal suit alleging care at its five St. Louis-area nursing homes was so bad that several residents suffered from dehydration, weight loss, even ulcers resulting in amputations. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway announced the suit Thursday against Cathedral Rock Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas, and its CEO, Kent Harrington. The lawsuit accuses the company and Harrington of false and fraudulent billings to Medicare and Medicaid programs. The government also alleges instances where residents allegedly left the facilities, failed to receive medication and lived in unsanitary conditions. An attorney for the company calls the suit disappointing and says the company takes pride in the quality care it provides.

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