Wecht Performs Autopsy On Nuring Home Patient

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A local woman is one step closer to getting some answers surrounding the death of her elderly father after his body was exhumed and an autopsy was performed today.

Aldo Giannini, 85, of Turtle Creek, was one of three patients who died on the same day back in November at Juniper Village in Forest Hills.

The family has hired forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril Wecht; and today, he performed an autopsy and removed tissue samples.

“I will also examine the records from the assisted living facility where Mr. Giannini was a patient and will correlate those findings,” said Dr. Wecht.

The doctor at Juniper Village listed the cause of Giannini’s death as a heart attack.

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  • marc

    nuring home patient? Who do you people hire to type?

  • carole levis

    How sad to think that when we are faced with using a nursing home to care for our elderly that this type of unanswered death has to be dealt with. We are told that our loved ones will be taken care of and shown dignity. This type of situation happens more then we know. My elderly aunt was found with a wash cloth stuffed in her mouth so she could not call out. The last years and hours of ones life should not be spent like this.
    Poor training, poor pay, and not alot of supervision, not to mention checking credentials for elder abuse. Anyone can be an aide and they do not have proper training.

  • billyd

    neither of my parents required nursing home care but i empathize with those who do much of the care patients/residents receive starts in the administrative office the cost is very high and when the care is not proper more than one person is responsible and that responsibility starts at the top

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