In recent news in Pennsylvania, the Office of the Attorney General is suing the nursing home chain, Golden Living Center, for allegations that they repeatedly refuse to meet its residents most basic needs. Further allegations reported by WPXI include falsifying records and lying to state inspectors.
It looks like Pennsylvania is beginning to catch on to what those of us that practice in this area have long known: some nursing home companies are willing to put residents in jeopardy in order to increase profits.
The vast majority of the claims we prosecute are not about individual care givers; they are about business wrongdoing. When we prosecute these claims, we prosecute companies, not people. Most of the problems are the result of board room decisions, not individual failings. Most aides and nurses are doing the best with what they have – unfortunately, what they have is oftentimes not enough.