Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Lakeview

Sep 24, 2015

The family of a man who died at Lakeview Neurorehabilitation Center is suing the company, which has all but shut down operations in New Hampshire.

The family filed suit against Lakeview and its medical director in Merrimack County Superior Court, claiming neglect and wrongful death, among other things.

In 2012, 22-year-old Kory Horion was admitted to Lakeview. He had Asperger’s syndrome and a seizure disorder, but the lawsuit claims he was healthy. His heath spiraled when he did not receive medication or medical treatment, and he died 72 days later. On the morning of his death, three staff members saw Horion naked on the floor in a puddle of his own urine, and did not call for help. Lakeview has said the death was not due to neglect.

Horion’s story became the centerpiece of a report last year by the Disabilities Rights Center – a report that pushed the state to crack down on Lakeview after years of warning signs of abuse and neglect.