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Clinton Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Some statistics show that more than one million Americans currently live in nursing homes. Many of these patients are our mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings, children, and friends. Families often relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care and improve their quality of life in a safe environment.
Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs in many nursing homes, including those in Prince Georges County. If your loved one was injured or died prematurely while residing in a nursing home, contact our nursing home neglect network of attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Clinton Healthcare Center
This center is a 267-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services to residents of Clinton and Prince Georges County, Maryland. The "for profit" long-term care home is located at:
9211 Stuart LaneFinancial Penalties and Violations
Clinton, Maryland 20735
The investigators for the state of Maryland and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services. Typically, the higher the penalty, the more egregious the problem.
This nursing facility also received sixty-five complaints and self-reported eleven serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
The federal government and Maryland Department of Public Health website update comprehensive information containing historical details of all citations and violations.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and four out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident’s Doctor or Family Member of a Change in the Resident’s Condition – citation #F580 date December 10, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to promptly notify the physician when [a resident’s health] continued to decline after a significant change in medical condition.” A review of the resident’s medical records documented that the resident had “abnormal vital signs with an elevated temperature of 101°, heart rate of 160” and elevated blood pressure. The staff notified the doctor at 11:00 AM who gave orders for a chest x-ray, STAT (right-away) laboratory blood work, and one dose of antibiotic medication.”
Later that day, the Physician documented that “the resident had diminished breath sounds with faint rhonchi in the lungs and noted the chest x-ray results were consistent with pneumonia.” The resident was prescribed an antibiotic medication and nebulizer treatments to maintain oxygen saturation levels above 88%.”
Sometime later, the nurse documented that at 5:00 AM, the resident’s temperature was 100° with a pulse rate of 112, and a respiratory rate of 24. However, “the nurse failed to act and notify the Physician despite the resident’s worsening condition as evidenced by elevated temperature, elevated pulse rate, elevated respiratory rate and of blood pressure that had dropped significantly.”
By 6:30 AM, “the nurse documented the resident temperature was 98°, pulse rate of 72, respiratory rate of 20” and worsening blood pressure. Again, “the nurse failed to notify the Physician of the resident’s continued low blood pressure.” The nurse documented in the Progress Notes at 8:02 AM the resident was noted to have labored breathing at 7:00 AM, “during rounds, the pulse was low and [the staff] initiated oxygen and pulse” that continued to drop.
The patient stopped breathing, as was noted by the breathing alarm. The staff initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and called 911. The emergency medical team arrived at 7:15 AM and continued CPR, “with the resident could not be revived and was pronounced without a pulse at 7:29 AM.”
In a separate summary statement on May 25, 2018, it was determined that the “facility staff failed to notify the Physician when [a resident had] missed intravenous antibiotic medications.” The resident had been admitted to the facility “for intravenous antibiotic therapy after being hospitalized.”
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s medical records that revealed that the resident temperature “was documented at 102.1°.” The resident’s medical record also revealed: “a message was left for the resident’s attending Physician.” However, “there was no documented evidence the facility staff notified the resident’s cardiac surgery office as instructed in the hospital discharge summary.”
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Clinton Healthcare Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at the Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Prince Georges County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Clinton.
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