Nursing Home Fined $1.3 Billion For Deficiencies Including Sexual Assualt of Residents

The Department of Health in one state has fined a nursing home over $1.3 million for not taking appropriate actions when a patient who was a registered sex offender had inappropriate contact with other residents. Officials with the Department of Health cited numerous deficiencies last month when they surveyed the facility.

The March inspection was triggered by an anonymous complaint regarding resident behavior.  The inspection report shows numerous inappropriate interactions had occurred with both male and female residents. According to the report, the patient suffers from mental retardation and has a prior felony conviction for lewd molestation. The report also says the resident has been showing increasing sexual inappropriateness. The patient has targeted blind and paraplegic male and female residents and touched them inappropriately.

As a result of the findings, the facility has been denied Medicare and Medicaid payments for any new admissions, fined $1.3 million, and fined an additional $900 per day until the deficiencies are cured. If the home does not correct the problems in six months, they will lose all Medicare and Medicaid payments. For more, read the story.

 


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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