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Why You Should Never Sign An Arbitration Agreement With A Nursing Home

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, the Pennsylvania Superior Court vacated a lower court’s decision to send a nursing home dispute to arbitration. The case involved a facility that was defending a wrongful death claim filed by the family of a former resident. The resident’s family argued that she was not competent enough at the time of admission to… Read More »

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How To Report Nursing Home Abuse In Pennsylvania

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Federal and state law both outline many rights and protections for nursing home residents. Under Pennsylvania’s Adult Protective Services Act, all nursing home residents in the state have the right to be free from abuse, exploitation, and neglect. Still, too many nursing home residents suffer at the hands of negligent or malicious caregivers every… Read More »

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Filing a Wrongful Death Claim After Nursing Home Abuse

By van der Veen, Hartshorn, and Levin |

Recently, a story regarding a wrongful death in a nursing home shone light on the negligence elders often experience in long-term care facilities. The story became well-known because the wrongful death lawsuit was filed by the family of a resident, who once played guard for the Steelers and went to the Super Bowl in… Read More »

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