Lawsuit Planned Over Nursing Home Abuse Caught on Hidden Camera

When the family of Lois McCallister caught 3 employees on a hidden camera abusing and humiliating their loved one at the Quadrangle Nursing Home in Haverford, Pa., it became national news.

Since the story broke last month, the 3 staffers have been arrested for elderly abuse and state officials have revoked the Sunrise Senior Living facility’s license. Now the family plans to file a lawsuit, and their attorney has come out swinging…

Their lawyer, Robert Mongeluzzi, says the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare wrote a scathing review when it yanked the license. “Can there be any more powerful rebuke from the government than to describe that care as ‘gross incompetence, negligence, and misconduct’?”…

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The nursing home attributed the family’s reports of suspected elderly abuse to the victim’s dementia. According to the Pennyslvania Department of Public Welfare, Sunrise Senior Living has been cited by the state for numerous regulatory violations.