Monday, March 17, 2014

Accidental Death In Pittsburgh-Area Nursing Home?

A recent article by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is covering the death of an area nursing home patient.  According to the article, a 94-year-old woman who was residing in the Golden Living Center in Waynesburg died after her became stuck between her mattress and bed rail.  Although the death was ruled as accidental by the county’s coroner, the woman’s family believes that her death was preventable and may be due to neglect.  During the Pennsylvania Health Department’s last visit at the nursing home, the Golden Living Center had 16 violations, which were corrected by a follow-up visit the next month.

Do you want to know how to spot the signs of a bad nursing home?  Our blog ran an article highlighting some tips and signs to watch out for if you suspect that your loved one is receiving substandard care in a nursing home.  Check out our blog post here for nursing home warning signs!

Attorney Doug Stoehr is a personal injury lawyer who  takes nursing home abuse and neglect cases in the western and central Pennsylvania areas.  He takes cases in Blair and the seven surrounding counties, and his practice is based in Altoona, PA.  For more information on his firm, please call his office at 814-946-4100 or visit his website at

To read more from the original article by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, please click here

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