State officials have revoked the licenses of two personal care homes in Lehigh and Northampton County over the past few days, both of which have been linked to resident deaths.
Back in April, 84-year old veteran Daniel Scanlan died as a result of “complications of blunt force trauma” after being pushed by another person living at Arden Courts of Old Orchard. Although a staff member witnessed the incident and reported it to the executive director, the director failed to mention the push in a report to the state. After the coroner’s office released the certificate of death, Mr. Scanlan’s death was ruled a homicide. As a result, the state revoked the facilities license for failure to comply with the department’s regulations, gross incompetence, negligence, misconduct in operating the facility, and fraud and deceit in attempting to obtain a license.
Robert Sachs, Esq. of Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco is representing the family of Mr. Scanlan to investigate and pursue a claim against Arden Courts of Old Orchard. The company operates over 50 facilities across the country for people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia, according to their website.
In Salisbury Township, 77-year old Audrey Penn went missing from Woodland Terrance at the Oaks on Aug. 23. Her body was found nearly a month later in a ditch two miles from the facility. The state revoked Woodland Terrace’s license as well, for “gross incompetence, negligence and misconduct.” According to documents, an employee at the facility failed to tell staff that a resident was missing for over an hour. Mr. Sachs is also representing Mrs. Penn’s family in a claim against this facility.
Taking a Stand Against Nursing Home Negligence
Do you have a loved one who was recently injured or who passed away while a resident at Arden Courts of Old Orchard or another personal care home? Contact the experienced Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Shrager, Sachs, & Blanco now to start an investigation. Our firm focuses on medical malpractice and has experience innursing and assisted living home abuse and neglect.
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