Recently, a class-action lawsuit was brought against the Pennsylvania Department of Health. According to reports, the lawsuit claims that the Department is shirking their duties in monitoring residents in long-term care facilities. This lawsuit relates to the numbers of patients in these facilities who have developed COVID-19, which the plaintiffs claim is due to a lack of consistent oversight on the part of state health department workers, since many routine inspections of nursing homes have been suspended during this time. Of note, more than 50% of COVID-19 fatalities in our state have been within the nursing home/long-term care population.
In general, many allegations against nursing homes and assisted living facilities stem from reports of elder abuse and neglect. Elder abuse can come in many forms, not just physical abuse. Many common instances of elder abuse include emotional, financial, psychological, and neglect. If you feel that a loved one has been a victim of elder abuse, please contact Attorney Doug Stoehr to set up a free consultation. Attorney Stoehr has experience and knowledge pertaining to elder abuse legal claims, and will work hard to fight for the rights of your family or friend. Call his office at 814-946-4100 to set up your consultation.
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