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Fort Scott Manor Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Do you have the responsibility to ensure that professional nursing staff members are managing your loved one's health? Are you concerned that they may be a victim of abuse or neglect while residing in a Bourbon County nursing facility? If so, the Kansas Nursing Home Law Center attorneys can help.
Let our team of lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure that you receive financial compensation to recover your monetary damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary paperwork must be filed in the proper Kansas county courthouse before the statute of limitations expires.Fort Scott Manor Nursing Center
This nursing center is a "for profit" Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility providing services and cares to residents of Fort Scott and Bourbon County, Kansas. The 45-certified bed long-term care nursing home is located at:
736 Heylman Street
Fort Scott, Kansas 66701
Both the federal government and the state of Kansas have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Fort Scott Manor Nursing Center for $51,007 on March 18, 2016, citing substandard care. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Kansas Long-Term Care State Survey Reports.
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Kansas 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and two 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 March 20, 2018
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody – citation #F600 date April 11, 2018
The state survey team noted that the “facility failed to report an incident/accident [involving one resident] for possible neglect.” The resident “fell out of his/her hover-round in the facility van. The investigators noted that “the facility failed to investigate and report the accident to the appropriate State agency as required.”
The investigators reviewed the resident’s Care Area Assessment for Cognition that acknowledged “the resident can become verbally aggressive toward direct care staff at times.” The resident uses a hover-round electric chair as a means of locomotion and requires “a total dependent on two staff to move between surfaces. The resident has the potential to be verbally aggressive to staff and others related to ineffective coping skills.”
The documentation shows that the resident “is at high risk for falls related to gait/balance problems and psychoactive [medication] use.” A Progress Note dated on the morning of January 29, 2018, noted that while on their way to receive medical treatment, the resident was “in the facility van.”
At that time, the resident “fell from his/her electric hover-round scooter.” A member of the transportation staff team “was driving the van with the resident’s chair anchor to the floor of the van with straps.” However, when the van had stopped at a light, the staff member “claimed the resident through him/herself onto the floor from the chair and ended up in between the two front seats.”
Instead of getting help, the Direct Care staff member stopped the vehicle and assisted the resident by placing them back into the hover-round.
The nursing home “failed to ensure six residents remain free from verbal and physical abuse. This [failure] occurred when four residents reported to several Direct Care staff regarding abuse behaviors, directed towards them by [another staff member].”
One member stated that the allegedly aggressive staff member “provides care in a rough and rude manner, speaking to the resident in such a way as to make the resident cry.” Another resident reported to various staff members while pointing at the allegedly aggressive staff member “to keep that (expletive) away from him/her, as [that staff member] knew how to hit without leaving any bruising.”
A third resident reported to the nursing home that the allegedly abusive staff member “pushed the resident down onto the bed, yelled at the resident and called him/her lazy.” A fourth resident was hit by the allegedly aggressive staff member “and the resident’s roommate corroborated the incident of the resident being pushed out of bed, causing the resident to stumble and fall, hitting his/her face on a walker, causing a black eye.”
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while living at Fort Scott Manor Nursing Center? Contact the Kansas nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Bourbon County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Fort Scott.
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.