Newsfeed : Appeals Court Rules for HIV-Positive Nursing Home Resident

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join

Back to home » Newsfeed » November 2011

Most Popular Links
Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

20 Years Ago In POZ

More News

Click here for more news

Have news about HIV? Send press releases, news tips and other announcements to


November 9, 2011

Appeals Court Rules for HIV-Positive Nursing Home Resident

A Pennsylvania appeals court ordered a nursing home that was sued for evicting an HIV-positive patient to pay fines and damages to its former patient and her attorney, The Morning Call reports. In the original case, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission ruled that Canal Side Care Manor in Walnutport and its owner Lakshmi Kademani discriminated against a 36-year-old woman after her HIV status became known. The patient, called G.D. in the court proceedings, was given 24 hours to leave and was sent to a hospital psychiatric ward where she stayed for three months. The appeals court upheld the earlier court’s decision that forced the nursing home and its owner to pay $50,000 in damages and a $5,000 fine for discrimination to G.D. The appeals court also stated that since there appeared to be no legal basis for the appeal, the nursing home must also cover the plaintiff’s legal fees for the appeals proceedings.

To read the Morning Call article, click here.

Search: Pennsylvania, appeal, appeals, discrimination, nursing home, patient, Canal Side Care Manor, Walnutport, G.D., lawsuit, Lakshmi Kademani, Kademani, court,

Scroll down to comment on this story.


(will display; 2-50 characters)


(will NOT display)


(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules

Hide comments

Previous Comments:


[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Did you participate in an event for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2016?


more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.