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Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

PA Superior Court Find tort Claim Not Restricted To Arbitration

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on November 01, 2012 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

In late October the Pa. Superior Court handed down a decision concerning what type of claim is restricted to arbitration based on a nursing home resident contract. Mary Ryan died when she was catapulted from the wheelchair used to transport her from a doctor’s appointment back to the nursing home where she resided.  The transport […]

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Jury Finds Group Home Liable For $3 Million Verdict

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on October 26, 2012 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

What type of standards should be imposed upon nursing and group homes?  Should they also be liable for outrageous conduct when they are responsible for injuring the people they are supposed to care for? A Luzerne County jury has awarded more than $3 million in damages to the family of a developmentally disabled woman who […]

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Locate Nursing Home Deficiencies And Citations In PA

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on August 15, 2012 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

The Chambersburg Public Opinion is reporting today about how to locate deficiencies in nursing homes in Central Pennsylvania. You can also locate and compare nursing homes throughout the United States. The nursing home industry is seeking legislation to cap punitive damages if it is reckless and responsible for treatments and care to a resident. Do […]

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PA Man Appeals to Avoid Paying Mom’s $93000 Nursing Home Tab

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on August 11, 2012 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court ruled that John Pitta, age 47, is liable for his mother’s nearly $93,000 nursing home bill from Liberty Nursing Rehabilitation Center in Allentown, Pennsylvania.  The ruling is based on a filial support law that says family members are required to care for and financially maintain certain indigent family members. Similar […]

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Response to Attacks on Nursing Home Safety

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 23, 2012 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

In the article “Nursing Homes’ Bid for Law to Limit Punitive Damages Stalls in Harrisburg,” July 3, representatives of the nursing home industry seriously misstate the facts about lawsuits filed against them in an effort to lessen legal protections for the seniors and vulnerable entrusted to their care. Although they are rarely awarded under current […]

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Why Is Mandatory Arbitration In Nursing Home Contracts Wrong?

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on July 02, 2012 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

Below is a Letter to the Editor in the July 2, 2012 edition of the Legal Intelligencer explaining why mandatory arbitration provisions in nursing home contracts are wrong. What other reasons do you have why these provisions should be prohibited and found not enforceable? Letter: Mandatory Arbitration in Nursing Home Contracts To the Legal: I have […]

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Trial Court Refuses To Enforce Nursing Home Binding Arbitration Agreement

Posted on behalf of Schmidt Kramer Injury Lawyers on January 07, 2012 in Nursing Home Negligence & Abuse

Do you believe that pre-treatment binding arbitration agreements to nursing homes are valid?  This means that even before a person has been admitted to a nursing home facility they, or their loved one, would agree to arbitrate any negligence claims as opposed to litigating the case in court.  Do you believe that these agreements are […]

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