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ELPO attorneys file lawsuit against nursing home owners in abuse case

Attorneys from our firm, English, Lucas, Priest & Owsley, LLP, have filed suit against the owners of Edmonson Center in Brownsville, Kentucky, on behalf of Mary Virginia Lush, a resident who was abused and neglected by its employees.

The lawsuit was filed as Mary Virginia Lush, by and through her guardian, Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services vs. HBR Bardwell, LLC doing business as Edmonson Center, et al. The suit was filed in Edmondson Circuit Court on Thursday, October 2, 2014.

The lawsuit comes after three employees of Edmonson Center, Kelly Duvall, Kayla Kinser and Jerry Snyder, were indicted in Edmonson Circuit Court for criminal abuse, wanton endangerment, assault and knowingly abusing and neglecting an adult. The indictments were handed down September 3, 2014.

ELPO attorneys are also investigating other potential cases involving allegations of negligence, abuse, and neglect.

Mary Virginia Lush has lived at the facility since 2000. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services was appointed Guardian of Mary Virginia Lush by Order of Grayson County District Court on August 11, 2003.

We have posted a copy of the lawsuit, which you can read as a PDF here: Lush Lawsuit Oct 2 2014 PDF

The attorneys who filed the lawsuit are Kurt Maier and Bob Young.

To read more about how our firm handles nursing home negligence and abuse cases, please visit the following pages on our web site:

Nursing home Negligence

You can read about the nursing home workers who were indicted in this September 3, 2014, story from the Bowling Green Daily News.

Ex-nursing home workers indicted

Problems that can result from nursing home abuse and neglect can include, but are not limited to, falls, bed or pressure sores, medication errors, malnutrition, dehydration and even wrongful death. Additionally, patients can be subject to physical or verbal abuse. Recent studies have indicated that Kentucky is ranked very low in terms of the quality of care at nursing homes, assisted living and other similar care facilities. We’ve written about this problem on our blog before, and you can read that post here:
Kentucky Nursing Home Quality Ranks at the Bottom of Recent Nationwide Studies

One of the two studies, conducted by the AARP, evaluated care by examining 26 factors. In that study, Kentucky was ranked at the very bottom of the quality of care offered by nursing homes.

For those who have a loved one living in nursing home, it is very difficult to monitor the nursing home constantly and a great strain to worry about their care. Nursing homes need to be held accountable for the actions of their administrators and employees.

If you or someone you love have been the victim of abuse or neglect in a care facility such as a nursing home, please contact our knowledgeable attorneys. You can reach us at (270) 781-6500 or through our contact form, which you can find here.