PA Supreme Court Rules on Nursing Home Corporate Liability

A year after the case was argued, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has sent the case of Scampone v. Highland Park Care Center, LLC, et al back to a lower court with clear guidance on the issue of corporate negligence vs vicarious liability.

The court affirmed that in the state of Pennsylvania nursing homes, like hospitals, control the care of the patients and can be sued for direct negligence.

The 40 page opinion can be viewed here.

This ruling chips away at the protection large nursing home operators have used to shield themselves from the liability of the subsidiary homes.

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