Montana Nursing Home Lawsuit Adds Claims

A lawsuit that targeted neglect at a Montana nursing home in Whitefish, Montana was amended to “add claims that it was part of a multi-state network of facilities that enriched corporate owners while residents received negligent care.” The lawsuit was filed by the estates of three residents after they died of complications due to Covid-19 at Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation.

The three deaths were among 13 at the facility during the coronavirus outbreak. Families claim that their loved ones were in good health before being admitted to the facility and were neglected. The amendment added defendants including corporate entities that share a common or overlapping identity, ownership, and assets with the Montana nursing home, and claims that they aimed “to reduce the cost of operation and to increase financial returns” despite providing insufficient care to residents as a result.

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