Recent reports out of Pennsylvania regarding a push for investigations into suspicious deaths of nursing home and assisted living residents have compelled our nursing home abuse and neglect attorneys to revisit the law here in Cook County regarding nursing home deaths.
All eyes in the elder rights and nursing home abuse law profession have been on Pennsylvania, as the former largest nursing home chain, Golden Living Centers, has become the subject of a lawsuit filed by the PA state attorney general. The lawsuit alleges poor care, records falsification, failure to prevent insect infestations, poor infection management of residents, and other forms of abuse and neglect that have led to resident injuries and death.
The struggling nursing home chain eventually sold off all of its Pennsylvania locations to different owners. A November 2018 Penn Live investigation called “Still Failing the Frail” found that the majority of the former Golden Living nursing homes are cited as much or more often than they were before the sale, indicating that despite a change of hands, nothing has gotten better at these facilities.