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July 13, 2011

A Kentucky nursing home and former administrator have reached a deal that may get them off the hook for criminal charges stemming from them not reporting the sexual nursing home abuse of a resident.

The Attorney General’s office said the charges against Hazard Nursing Home and its former administrator could be dismissed in six months after the case was referred to Perry County District Court.

The nursing home and former administrator must pay a $20,000 fine and if the terms of the agreement are not met they will once again face criminal charges. The fine paid will go to a nursing home advocacy fund.

The lawyer representing the victim’s family does not agree with the deal reached saying the situation of unreported sexual abuse was very serious.

Often times nursing home abuse and neglect are not properly handled by authorities, which is why contacting a nursing home abuse lawyer in cases of nursing home abuse is of vital importance.

source: http://www.wlky.com/r/28530915/detail.html

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