Court reinstates lawsuit against Golden Living nursing home chain

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) - The state Supreme Court has reinstated Pennsylvania's lawsuit against the Golden Living nursing home chain.

The state attorney general's office sued the nursing home operators in 2015, claiming Golden Living failed to provide the level of care they advertised and purposefully understaffed facilities to maximize profits.

The lawsuit named 25 Golden Living Centers in Pennsylvania, including nursing homes in Camp Hill, Gettysburg, Lancaster, and Harrisburg.

Commonwealth Court dismissed the case last year, finding that the nursing home chain’s misleading claims amounted to puffery. The ruling was appealed to and reversed by the state's highest court.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro called the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the lawsuit a significant victory for Pennsylvania seniors and their families.

“When a family places their loved one in a senior living facility, they have the right to expect that the claims the facility makes to attract them are true and that their senior will be well cared for," Shapiro said in a statement. "We will pursue this case against this nursing home chain, and any misleading claims by others."

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