Category: Nursing home cases in the news

Lawsuit over Insulin Deaths

Heather Pressdee, a registered nurse at Quality Life Services’ nursing home in Pittsburgh, is accused of giving lethal doses of insulin to a beloved father Joseph Campbell on Christmas Day. She is now accused of administering lethal doses of unnecessary medication that resulted in the deaths of two patients and the hospitalization of a third,

CEO Sentenced

The Altoona Mirror reported the prison sentence for nursing home operator Samuel Joseph Zaffuto. The former CEO at Christ the King Manor was sentenced to state prison for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Zaffuto siphoned funds from the nursing home to pay for vacations, vehicle purchases and his family. His crimes began as early as May

Need for Oversight

The failure of oversight and enforcement since the COVID pandemic has increased abuse and neglect. The Iowa Capital reported a backlog of investigations while vulnerable adults continue to get neglected and abused. Just recently, a EMS warned a family about a Facility after the 74-year-old died at the hospital after being found unconscious at Signature Healthcare

Talevski Win

“FNHRA establishes the minimum standards of care to which nursing-home facilities must adhere in order to receive federal funds in the Medicaid program, 42 U.S.C. § 1396 et seq.” The United States Supreme Court decided an important case recently. The Talevski decision upheld a private right of action when a nursing home violates resident rights under the

Killer Caregiver?

Police arrested a nursing home nurse for killing two residents by insulin injection and the attempted murder of a third. The Pennsylvania Attorney General Michelle Henry filed charges against registered nurse Heather Pressdee. She worked at Quality Life Services in Pennsylvania. Pressdee confessed to administering lethal doses of unnecessary medication. For two of the three


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