Nursing Home Corporate Negligence – Margolis Edelstein Files Amicus Curiae Brief

On May 2, 2011 Margolis Edelstein filed an Amicus Curiae Brief in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in Scampone v. Highland Park Care Center.  This brief, prepared by Pittsburgh partner Miles A. Kirshner, Esq. was filed on behalf of Complete Healthcare Resources – Eastern, Inc., a provider of nursing home management services.  The Supreme Court has accepted for review the question of extension of the tort of corporate negligence to both a nursing home and to “the healthcare company responsible for its operations.”  In this brief, CHR-Eastern demonstrates that a nursing home management company is not a licensed provider of medical services, and contends for that reason, that corporate negligence should not be extended to companies of this type.