April 16, 2018, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - A bankruptcy filing by Tennessee-based Orianna Health Systems has put at least nine wrongful death lawsuits against the company's nursing homes on hold indefinitely. "They are stopped in their tracks," Lee Cope, a Hampton attorney handling two of the cases, told the Anderson (South Carolina) Independent Mail.
The nine cases all involve former residents in upstate South Carolina. Orianna, operated by 4 West Holdings, has a total of 42 nursing homes across seven states. The company filed for bankruptcy in March, citing previous court payouts of $6.5 million as one of the reasons for its financial struggle.
The newspaper reported Orianna plans to sell its South Carolina and Georgia facilities under terms of a restructuring agreement. The remaining 23 could be transferred to its landlord, Omega Healthcare Investors.
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