One Nursing Home, Thirty Five Care Violations, Seven Pending Lawsuits

A Health and Rehabilitation Center, already cited for 35 care violations this year, is now in compliance with state regulations. But the nursing home,which is the largest in it's state, is facing seven lawsuits, six of which  were filed in the past six months.

In one case, staff repeatedly reported seeing a resident for more than 10 hours, even though he had fled the facility and was arrested for prowling in the community. Having responded to the citations, the facility is now in compliance with state regulations, according to a spokeswoman for the Department of Health Services. The seven pending lawsuits, however, allege that the facility is consistently understaffed and that residents in the 473-bed home are getting sub-standard care.

The Circuit Court lawsuits generally allege that lack of care led to an injury or condition for an elderly resident that resulted in death. Among the allegations in the lawsuits are staff neglect that lead to a falls with hip fractures that lead to death, falls with a hematoma leading to death, and multiple residents who sustained severe pressure ulcers also leading to their deaths. 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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