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Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

Low-Quality Care Causing Deaths at Many Pennsylvania Nursing Homes

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on August 02, 2016 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

Low-quality care is causing many avoidable deaths at Pennsylvania nursing homes, according to findings from PennLive’s comprehensive, six-month investigation of nursing homes in the state. PennLive found that almost 40 percent of Pennsylvania nursing homes are providing below average or close-to-below average care, according to the Nursing Home Compare rating system that is run by […]

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New Violations at Golden Living Nursing Facility Investigated

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on June 07, 2016 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

Local news station ABC 27 has uncovered the latest violations at Golden Living nursing facility in Lancaster County after reviewing recent inspection reports filed by the Department of Health. Because of the facility’s failure to provide quality care as advertised, the attorney general is also suing various Golden Living facilities throughout Pennsylvania. Cumberland and Dauphin […]

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Multiple Violations Reported in Nursing Homes throughout Pennsylvania

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on May 31, 2016 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

The Pennsylvania Health Department has issued citations to several nursing homes throughout the state. At the Luther Crest Nursing Facility of South Whitehall Township, a man with Alzheimer’s disease had to be treated for hypothermia following entrapment in a walk-in refrigerator for almost three hours. He also required treatment of a hip fracture and finger […]

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ABC 27 Uncovers Disturbing Nursing Homes Violations in Central Pennsylvania

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on February 19, 2016 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

In a recent exposé, ABC 27 investigated some disturbing incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect at several Golden Living nursing facilities in Central Pennsylvania. Last summer, Attorney General Kathleen Kane filed a lawsuit against several facilities owned and operated by Golden Living Centers. The facilities were located in Cumberland and Dauphin counties. However, after […]

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Nursing Home Worker Charged With Stealing From Residents

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 21, 2016 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

An employee at a Pennsylvania nursing home has been detained on charges of nursing home financial abuse after stealing thousands of dollars from the home’s elderly residents. Patricia Greenwood, a former employee of the Julia Ribaudo Extended Care Facility in Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania, was charged with three felony counts of theft after it was discovered […]

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Nursing Home Abuse: Violations and Lawsuits for Several Harrisburg Facilities

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 11, 2016 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

Several nursing homes in Harrisburg and the surrounding area are facing allegations of nursing home abuse and neglect following a statewide investigation by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Golden Living Center and Spring Creek Rehab and Health Care Center in Harrisburg, PA, as well as Pleasant Acres in York, PA, have been penalized for violating […]

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Nursing Home Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 18, 2015 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

Unfortunately, elder abuse in nursing homes is an everyday occurrence. In fact, in the U.S. alone, over 5,000 instances of elder abuse are reported each year, and it’s estimated that millions more go unreported.  A nursing home should be a safe place for residents. It should promote dignity and strive to offer the best care […]

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Blood Thinner Errors Lead to Federal Scrutiny of Nursing Homes

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on August 06, 2015 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have called for increased inspection into the use of blood thinner Coumadin in nursing homes. Following an exposé by The Washington Post and ProPublica, the CMS, the agency that regulates nursing homes, told health inspectors to watch for errors that lead to nursing home resident hospitalization or […]

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Do you want a jury trial for nursing home neglect?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 10, 2014 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 Earlier today, the Superior Court in Pennsylvania decided a case about whether arbitration was the only option in a nursing home neglect case. The facts are very specific, and if you are considering taking action because a loved one has been injured due to nursing home neglect, may I first […]

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Be Careful When Choosing a Long-Term Care Facility

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 07, 2014 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

Nursing facilities must give the level of care they promise to their residents.  When you place your loved one in a long-term care facility, you have expectations don’t you. They will get the medical care they need. They will be safe. They will have their physical needs taken care of. The Commonwealth of PA, and […]

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