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Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Brookdale for Dumping Nursing Home Residents

A recent lawsuit against Brookdale Senior Living alleges residents of Brookdale’s ten California nursing homes are being routinely illegally evicted. The lawsuit states that residents Francis Fleming and Paula Lange were pushed out of Brookdale Camarillo when their lucrative Medicare-covered rehabilitation ended. According to the lawsuit, Brookdale systemically evicts residents by shortcutting legal requirements meant to ensure safe and appropriate discharges.

Inappropriate evictions are the most common complaint lodged against nursing homes nationwide, prompting new federal scrutiny on nursing home discharges nationwide. Meanwhile, residents continue to be thrown out of their homes to boost facility profit margins and in disregard of residents’ health conditions and care needs.

When it comes to compliance with nursing home discharge rules, lawsuits are the only means residents have to truly protect themselves. The lawsuit was filed by Johnson Moore of Thousand Oaks and BraunHagey & Borden LLP of San Francisco.

Click here to see the complaint.