According a recent review article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, 10 percent of elderly Americans have suffered some form of physical, emotional, or financial abuse. Worse, researchers behind the article suggest that this figure is an underestimate.
Most people are very surprised to learn that, when a dispute arises between residents and nursing homes, residents are often forced to bring their case against the nursing home through arbitration instead of through a court of law.
Members of the Attorney General's team have executed a search warrant on two Erie-area nursing homes. At one of these care facilities, Saint Mary’s Home of Erie East, the AG’s team left with information contained in computers, hard drives, and boxes that may lead to fines or convictions.