Kentucky residents might have been shocked to hear of arrests made in regards to nursing home neglect and abuse a month ago. As shocking as that was, it was a good reminder for anyone with a family member in a nursing home to keep a watchful eye on what is going on. In the most recent development for the case that led to those three arrests, the patient has filed a lawsuit against the Genesis HealthCare's Edmonson Center.
The 82-year-old woman is a ward of the state. Her complaint against the nursing home seeks compensation for mental anguish, medical expenses, punitive damages, physical pain and suffering and emotional distress. The woman, who still lives at the home, was subjected to mental and physical abuse, according to her complaint.