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Fairburn Health Care Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Nursing homes have a legal and ethical responsibility to provide every resident with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality and practice. Unfortunately, not all nursing professionals follow procedures and protocols that prevent injuries, accidents, or the development of life-threatening pressure wounds.
If you suspect that your loved one was victimized through neglect or abuse in a Fulton County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys immediately for legal intervention. Our team of lawyers has handled cases just like yours and can help your family too. We will use the law to hold those responsible for causing your harm both legally and financially accountable.
Fairburn Health Care Center
This long-term care home is a "for profit" 120-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Fairburn and Fulton County, Georgia. The Medicare/Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
178 West Campbellton Street
Fairburn, Georgia 30213
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal and state investigators have a legal obligation to penalize any nursing home that violated a regulation that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties typically include imposed monetary fines or denial of payment for Medicare services. Usually, the higher the violation, the higher the fine.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal regulators imposed a monetary fine of $7,475 against Fairburn Health Care Center on July 20, 2017, citing substandard care. Also, Medicare denied payment for services rendered on the same day. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Fairburn Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Georgia and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Provide and Implement an Infection Protection and Control Program - citation date May 24, 2018
According to investigators, the facility failed to "ensure infection control practices were maintained to prevent the potential spread for infection and cross contamination." The incident involved a nurse who placed medication "in her bare hand [before] administering it to a resident."
The state investigators observed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) dropping "several pills on the medication card to pick them up with her unwashed bare hands, put them in the medication cup and proceeded to administer the pills to the resident. When the medication administration was complete, the LPN stated, 'I should not have done that. I probably should have put gloves on before picking up those pills.'"
Failure to Ensure Residents Receive Proper Treatment to Prevent New Bedsores or Heal Existing Pressure Sores - citation date July 20, 2017
The state investigators noted that "the facility failed to prevent the development of one clinically avoidable pressure ulcer for one resident [and] failed to provide necessary treatment and services to promote the healing of a pressure ulcer."
The surveyors say that specifically, "the facility failed to assess the resident to turn and reposition and failed to use appropriate infection control techniques during treatment to promote healing of the pressure ulcer. This [failure] resulted in actual harm for [the resident]."
During the investigation, the Director of Nursing confirmed that "the resident was not admitted to the facility with a pressure ulcer to the left ischium in the wound was acquired in house." The Director also revealed that "training had been provided to the Certified Nursing Assistant and perineal care, Foley catheter care, and hand hygiene, but they had not received training on turning and repositioning the residents."
Failure to Provide Necessary Care and Services to Maintain the Resident's Highest Well-Being - citation date September 11, 2015
The investigators determined the facility "failed to administer insulin by sliding-scale coverage [according to] Physician's orders." The surveyors reviewed the resident's clinical records and Physician's orders that revealed that on twenty-four occasions between June 28, 2015, and August 8, 2015, in the morning hours, the resident was not given insulin even though their blood sugar levels were significantly higher ranging from 202 to 253. The Director of Nursing stated on September 9, 2015, that the resident's insulin "was not administered [according to] Physician's orders."
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Were you the victim of mistreatment while you lived at Fairburn Health Care Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Fulton County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Fairburn.
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