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new jersey philadelphia nursing home abuse lawyers haverford facility licenseTwo weeks ago, we posted a nursing home abuse blog about the Quadrangle nursing facility in Delaware County, PA. The story revolved around the depraved abuse of 78 year-old dementia patient Lois McAllister and the orderlies that mocked and abused her, forcing her to walk around her room naked while they stood and laughed. McAllister’s family caught the abuse on tape, and the staff members involved were arrested and charged.

Today, we are happy to report that, due to this extremely abusive behavior, Sunrise Continued Care, the parent company of Quadrangle, has had their license revoked. Sunrise is no longer licensed to operate Quadrangle, and no longer able to intentionally humiliate it’s residents. Ronald Melusky, acting director of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, said that investigations into Quadrangle discovered gross incompetence, negligence, and misconduct at the Haverford care facility. The McAllister’s attorney commented on the DPW’s decision to revoke the license, saying, “[Quadrangle] violated the most basic tenets of trust and respect for their residents.”

The license revocation was a victory not only for Lois McAllister and her family, but for the current residents and their families as well. Luckily, the McAllisters caught the abuse on tape, but other families may not be so lucky. Hopefully, a relocation will provide the remaining residents with a chance to receive better, more respectful care.

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys in NJ and PA

If your loved one is currently a resident at a nursing home or similar long term care facility, pay close attention to their condition and the kind of care they receive. Your attentiveness is crucial to their continued safety at a nursing home. If you are worried that the care they are receiving is indeed negligent or abusive, contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.

Medical Malpractice Causes Needless Double Mastectomy

new jersey philadelphia medical malpractice attorneys needless double mastectomyA medical malpractice lawsuit ended in victory for it’s California plaintiff. In 2007, Ana Jimenez-Salgado, received the news that cells obtained from a biopsy of breast tissue were cancerous, leading her medical providers at a Los Angeles county hospital to perform a double mastectomy. But when she later went to undergo reconstructive surgery, the hospital pathologists examined the remaining tissue and determined she never had cancer.

She filed a lawsuit and was awarded $198,000 for a grave misdiagnosis. Negligence befell the hospital when they failed to closely examine outside pathology reports, or even perform their own tests to ensure the presence of cancerous cells. And as if removing the woman’s natural breasts for no reason wasn’t enough, they negligently performed the reconstructive surgery.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers in New Jersey and Philadelphia

If you or a loved one have suffered at the hands of a negligent medical provider, you’ll need the help of medical malpractice lawyers to determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation for your losses. If you are uncomfortable with the treatment you are receiving, or questioning the reliability of your medical providers, do not wait until something irreversible takes place.

Contact the Mininno Law Office for a free case evaluation. You may also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
The members of our team are extremely skilled in earning victims of medical negligence the full and fair compensation they deserve.