Philadelphia, PA asked in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death for Pennsylvania

Q: must a nursing home notify the next of kin when a person dies?

2 Lawyer Answers
T. Andrew Miller

A: Generally, these facilities have rules and procedures in place requiring notification of an incident like an injury or death. Failing to follow the rules the facility's set for itself can be proof of negligence in some cases.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Depends who was on the list to be notified. When a person goes in they have a list of who they want called. If you have concerns, contact a member of the Pennsylvania Assn for Justice. If you need names let me know.

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