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Douglasville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Placing an elderly loved one into a nursing home can be the families most difficult decision that usually takes weeks of research to find a comfortable, safe environment. Unfortunately, cases of mistreatment are all too common in recent years in nursing homes nationwide. Most incidents involving abuse and neglect are the result of a lack of training, insufficient background checks, substandard supervision or the careless actions by trained Nurses and Nurse's Aides.
If your loved one was mistreated while residing at a Douglas County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Our team of lawyers has handled cases identical to yours, and we can help your family too. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.Douglasville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a 246-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Douglasville and Douglas County, Georgia. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
4028 Hwy 5
Douglasville, Georgia 30135
Douglasville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Douglasville Nursing and Rehab Center also offers sub-acute rehab, short-term rehab, long-term care, and pulmonary care.
State surveyors and federal investigators can penalize nursing homes by denying payment for Medicare services or imposing monetary fines if the facility has been cited for a serious violation of a regulation that harmed or could have harmed residents.
Within the last thirty-six months, nursing home regulators imposed a massive monetary penalty of $235,799 against Douglasville Nursing and Rehab Center on October 4, 2016. Also, Medicare denied payment for services rendered on that date. The facility received twenty formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Douglasville Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Georgia Department of Public Health website.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents - citation date October 5, 2016
The surveyors documented that the nursing home "failed to ensure that one resident was protected from neglect. The incident involved a resident being given a laxative medication "without a Physician order and it was mixed with Pine-Sol cleaning solution, without checking the label of the product."
Documentation shows that "the hazardous solution was administered to [the resident]. After the staff administered Pine-Sol to the resident and she took a sip of the solution, she complained of burning in the throat and required transportation to the hospital emergency room for evaluation."
The investigators stated that "the facility's failure to ensure residents were protected from neglect as it is related to the care received from staff had caused, or was likely to cause serious injury, harm, impairment or death to a resident. Immediate Jeopardy was identified on September 27, 2016 and was determined to exist on September 6, 2016."
A review of the resident's Supervisor Investigation Summary Form revealed that the resident "ingested a harmful substance" and had "received a medication [a laxative] without a Physician order." The form indicated that a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) "administered the harmful substance and [a laxative, before the resident] was transferred to the hospital for evaluation following the incident." The resident "return the same day, by ambulance, after signing out [Against Medical Advice]."
Failure to Immediately Notify the Resident, the Resident's Doctor or Family Members of a Change in the Resident's Condition Including a Decline in Their Health or Injury - citation date October 5, 2016
According to investigators, the "facility failed to immediately notify the Physician for [a resident] when the responsible party for [the resident] desired to change the resident's emergency code status." The incident involved a severely cognitively impaired resident whose daughter is listed as the responsible party.
A review of the resident's clinical records revealed "the presence of a sticker which indicated the resident was a full code and that cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should be provided as necessary." The surveyors noted that "the clinical record did not contain information or documents that indicated the resident or her responsible party had formulated an advance directive for the resident to be a "Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) status."
Do you suspect that your loved one suffered injury or died prematurely while living at Douglasville Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 now. We represent Douglas County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Douglasville.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf.Sources