Highland Park Care Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is under investigation after several reports surfaced alleging improper care at the nursing home
. In March 2004, the Pennsylvania Department of Health fined Highland Park $14,500, citing substandard care and issued the facility a second consecutive provisional license. According to reports, employees failed to administer correct medications and failed to prevent bedsores
. Surgeons were forced to amputate one patient's foot after nurses failed to treat gangrene in time.
The penalties mark the second time in less than a year that Highland Park has been punished for substandard care. In August 2003, the nursing home was fined $2,500 and issued a provisional license over allegations that nurses failed to prevent a patient's bedsores. The Pennsylvania Department of Health says problems were not resolved after the first penalty and only intensified.
Grane Healthcare Corp. of O'Hara acquired Highland Park, formerly St. Francis Nursing Center East, in 2001.
If a family member has been neglected, abused, or otherwise injured in a nursing home or assisted living facility, it may be important to contact an attorney
who can help you protect your legal rights. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits
within which you must commence suit.
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