Fewer than half of Bob Dean’s 800 hurricane victims file class-action claims
Jun 23, 2023
Only about 400 residents from a harrowing 2021 Hurricane Ida evacuation have filed claims as part of a $12 million class-action settlement.
Feds: Nursing home owner pilfered $4M, skimped on Ida evacuation site
Jessica R. Towhey
Jan 17, 2023
Federal officials Thursday accused a former Louisiana nursing home owner of funneling money from his facilities to use on a personal spending spree, rather than preparing an emergency evacuation site as...
State’s push for patient safety leads to tussle over emergency planning rules, consequences
Sep 22, 2022
State officials are pursuing new state regulations to protect nursing home residents from scenarios such as the one that contributed to 15 resident deaths after they evacuated to a warehouse during Hurricane...
Hurricane evacuation plaintiffs settle for $12M — and chance to sue nursing home operator again
Aug 26, 2022
Aggrieved residents and families involved in botched evacuations around Hurricane Ida last year have reached a tentative settlement of $12 million to $15 million with embattled nursing home owner Bob Dean...
Embattled Louisiana operator settles lawsuits over botched nursing home evacuations
Jul 14, 2022
A Louisiana skilled nursing operator has reached a settlement agreement with residents and family members who sued over botched evacuations during Hurricane Ida that led to a dozen deaths, according to...
Embattled Louisiana operator arrested on charges of cruelty, Medicaid fraud
Jun 23, 2022
Louisiana skilled nursing operator Bob Dean was arrested Wednesday following a 10-month investigation into botched evacuations during Hurricane Ida that left a dozen residents dead.
A Louisiana operator facing dozens of lawsuits over botched evacuations that left 15 nursing home residents dead following Hurricane Ida is claiming he can’t sit for depositions due to “significant...
Put this on repeat: Heroes shine in stormy weather
Sep 08, 2021
Hurricane Ida’s remnants inundated parts of New Jersey with up to 10 inches of rain in violent downpours last Wednesday, but an outpouring of support from the state’s largest private nursing home operator...
Death toll rises as nursing home operator faces 7 closures, legal scrutiny over hurricane evacuation
Sep 07, 2021
Seven nursing home residents have now died after being shipped to a warehouse in advance of Hurricane Ida, and Louisiana officials have ordered the temporary closure of the seven nursing homes where they...
Who invited them?
Sep 07, 2021
After O’Connor family gatherings, it’s always the outrageous attendees who are remembered and later talked about. Nursing home operators can relate, as they’re being reminded yet again after...