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Family Sues Winchester Nursing Home

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - The family of a 54-year-old man who died
after a six-day stay in a Winchester nursing home is suing the
facility.

The family's Louisville attorney Martha Marie Eastman says
nurses failed to assess and monitor William Baker's respiratory
condition or to suction him.

The Winchester Centre for Health and Rehabilitation, where Baker
died Jan. 31, has faced several state and federal sanctions in the
past two years.

In January, the facility was threatened with the loss of
Medicare and Medicaid funding before the state found it in
compliance Feb. 7, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports.

Dennis McNatt, the administrator at the nursing home, said
Wednesday he has not had a chance to fully review the lawsuit's
allegations.
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Information from: Lexington Herald-Leader,
http://www.kentucky.com

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