Nursing Home Receives Fine of $136,350 For Care Violations

Large fines in the amount of $136,350 have been issued to a nursing home due to citations received during state inspections.  The citations included failure to protect dignity of the residents, failure to document medication changes, and lack of treatment of a pressure sore among other violations. The pressure sore, one of the more serious violations, was on a patient’s big toe that led to amputation.

The fines are likely to be reduced to $92,827 if the facility waives its right to appeal the fines. Changes will also be made to prevent future violations, including audits of patient charts, as well as additional training for staff. For more, read the story.

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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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