Nursing Home Fined Over $350,000 for Serious Care Deficiencies

State and federal regulators have imposed a pair of fines totaling $372,970 on a North Carolina nursing home. The facility received a $223,795 fine last March for patient neglect just 15 months after a similar penalty of nearly $150,000. The fines ranked second highest in the state since 2009 and the 12th highest in the nation, according to ProPublica.

The fines were issued by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after the facility failed to summon rescue workers and properly transport a quadriplegic injured in an medical transport accident. The second fine was issued because of inadequate security measures which enabled a young man to escape while he was recovering from a serious car accident that left him with impaired judgment. 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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