Nursing home sued over treatment of deceased patient

By Philip Gonzales | Oct 18, 2018

MEDIA — An estate administrator is suing The Residence at Glen Riddle Senior Center and Blue Harbor Senior Living, health care facility operators, citing alleged negligence.

Michele Laverghetta, administratrix of the estate of Frank D’Andrea, deceased, filed a complaint on Sept. 24 in the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas against the defendants, alleging they failed to ensure timely and appropriate care will be provided to their residents.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Feb. 15, 2017, plaintiff's decedent Frank D’Andrea was admitted to The Residence at Glen Riddle Senior Center with a history of falls. During his residency at defendant's facility, he sustained multiple falls and was caused to suffer subdural hemorrhage that required urgent neuro surgical intervention, the suit says. 

He died on April 6, 2017. The plaintiff holds The Residence at Glen Riddle Senior Center and Blue Harbor Senior Living responsible because the defendants allegedly failed to properly implement appropriate fall prevention measures after recognizing decedent’s heightened risk for falls and failed to properly implement a fall care plan.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendants in an amount in excess of $50,000. She is represented by Christopher Culleton of Swartz Culleton PC in Newtown.

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