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Devlin Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care often results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling, or the development of preventable bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in an Allegany County nursing facility, contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.
Devlin Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care home is a 124-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Cumberland and Allegany County, Maryland. The "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
10301 North East Christie Road
Cumberland, Maryland 21502
Devlin Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Devlin Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes short-term and long-term care, rehab care, tracheostomy care, medication management, respite care, hospice, and restorative care involving physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
It is the legal responsibility of Maryland and the federal government investigators to hold nursing homes accountable if they have violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties include monetary fines and the denial of payment for Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Devlin Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $46,582 on November 23, 2016, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received fifteen complaints and self-reported fifteen serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Cumberland Maryland Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Information on every intermediate and long-term care home in the state can be reviewed on government-owned and operated database websites including the Maryland Department of Public Health and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including one out of five stars concerning health inspections, two out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date June 15, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility failed to report an injury of unknown origin to the State Survey Agency. This [failure] was evident for one resident reviewed for abuse.”
The state survey team reviewed a resident’s medical records on June 14, 2018, that revealed a change of condition. The document states that “a GNA (Geriatric Nursing Assistant) advised the nurse of a bruise on the resident’s forehead. Documentation revealed that bruise was observed to the residents left forehead measuring 5.0 cm x 3.0 centimeters.”
The Nurse’s Notes stated that there is persisting “bruising to the left side of the forehead.” The state surveyors asked a staff member about the bruise located in the center of the resident’s forehead. The surveyor “asked if an investigation was not done.” The staff “gave the surveyor a copy of the patient/resident incident/accident investigation worksheet dated May 20, 2018. The document written by the Geriatric Nursing Assistant noted that the resident had a bruise on the left forehead.
The findings and the documentation by the GNA stated that “the resident had no side rails. It is possible she was bumped when she was transferred with a mechanical lift.” The survey team further reviewed the medical record that revealed documentation that the resident had dementia, “was deemed incapable and was totally dependent on staff for all activities of daily living.”
The surveyor asked the staff member “if the incident was reported to the State Agency as an injury of unknown origin.” The staff member “was unsure and stated he/she filled out an incident report.” However, when the Director of Nursing was interviewed, it was deemed that “the incident had not been reported.”
The survey team determined that “the facility failed to thoroughly investigate an injury of unknown origin and reported to the State Agency within five working days of the incident.”
Need to Hold Devlin Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Accountable for Neglect? We Can Help
Do you believe that your loved one has suffered harm through mistreatment while living at Devlin Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at the Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Allegany County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Cumberland.
Our legal team invites you to discuss your case with us today through an initial, free claim consultation. Also, we provide a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us anything until after we have secured monetary recovery for your family. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.