Nursing Home Fined Over $200,000 for Health & Safety Violations

According to state citations, one nursing home has been fined nearly $240,000 in the past year as a result of care violations that placed patients in “immediate jeopardy.” The fines amounted from just two citations in May and December of last year.

The first violation involved the facility's failure to inform a treating physician of the deteriorating condition of a resident who was later found dead. The physician later reported that had he known of the resident's condition, he would have sent the patient to the hospital. The facility was also cited last May for for verbally abusing incontinent patients, failing to report abuse allegations, failing to create care plans and neglect of a patient with pressure ulcer.

The second large citation came from a failure to honor a patient's right to privacy by leaving a patient’s medication list on display and unattended. Inspectors also cited the facility for incidents in which staffers did not properly medicate patients on feeding tubes. Officials at the facility say they are working to correct the deficiencies. 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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