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Criminal & Civil Charges Brought Against Sunrise Facility After Videotaped Abuse

The family of a Pennsylvania assisted living patient has initiated a civil lawsuit against Sunrise Senior Living, a popular chain of assisted living facilities, after a hidden video demonstrated that three employees at the facility were abusing their 78-year-old mother.

The family installed the hidden camera after they suspected that their mother was being mistreated at the facility. According to news reports, the families concerns were discarded by officials at Sunrise due to the fact that their mother suffered from Alzheimer’s making alleging her condition made her incapable of accurately articulating the abuse.

Criminal & Civil Charges Against ASLIn addition to the civil lawsuit against Sunrise, prosecutors in Pennsylvania have brought criminal charges against the three employees depicted on the video of abusing the elderly woman.

For laws related to Pennsylvania nursing homes, look here.

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