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Family claims group home employees left disabled man alone at hospital

They were supposed to be caring for him.

However, the family of a disabled man claims workers at a group home dumped him off at a hospital without telling anyone who he was or what kind of help he needed.

Now, they want answers.

Michael Knue's family says Community Opportunities, a group home in Somerset, gave them 30 days notice to find him a new home.

They say their understanding was workers at the group home were supposed to help in those efforts.

Knue suffered a severe brain injury in a 2007 motorcycle accident. He had lived at Community Opportunities for 16 months.

Before anyone at the group home, or Knue's family, could locate a new place for him, his family says people at the group home had other plans.

The family claims workers dropped him off at UK Hospital, then left.

Knue's family says after filing a missing person's report, they were finally able to get answers as to his whereabouts.

When the family arrived at the hospital, they say they found Knue all alone, with no note, and no instructions from his caregivers.

Knue's mother says the family is working to find him a new home. However, she says the trauma to him has already been done.

Knue and his family are still at UK Hospital. His mother says he understands what happened to him, and he now asks his family and nurses at the hospital if they will leave him too.

We're told state investigators are now looking into the incident.

The group home did not return our phone calls.


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