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Hagerstown Healthcare Center Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
The number of cases involving mistreatment in nursing facilities throughout Maryland has risen significantly over the last few decades. Many senior citizens, rehabilitating, and disabled become victims of abuse and neglect at the hands of caregivers, employees, visitors, or other patients. If your loved one was injured while living in a Washington County nursing facility, contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance.
Our team of lawyers has handled cases exactly like yours, and we can help your family, too. Let us begin working on your case now to ensure you receive financial compensation to recover your damages.Hagerstown Healthcare Center
This facility is a 140-certified bed "for profit" long-term care home providing services and cares to residents of Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
750 Dual Highway
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740
Federal agencies and the State of Maryland have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the government can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Hagerstown Healthcare Center for $1,406 on August 16, 2016, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received nineteen complaints and self-reported four 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.
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Maryland 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 three 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 #F609 date December 11, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date August 8, 2018
According to investigators, the facility failed to report an allegation of abuse for [a resident].” The state survey team interviewed the resident who revealed that they had “reported alleged verbal abuse by a Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA).”
The resident stated that the GNA “was verbally abusive toward his/her roommate when [they were] scheduled to care for the resident.” The resident said that their roommate was “cognitively intact, but the resident is non-verbal.” The resident stated that they had reported the incident to a Registered Nurse (RN) during the 11:00 PM through 7:00 AM shift on November 14, 2018.
The survey team then interviewed the Unit Manager who said that “the concern form was left in [their] mailbox” on that day by staff “and the incident was discussed with the Regional Director Consultant.” However, when the investigators reviewed the facility documentation, it was determined that the facility had “failed to complete a thorough investigation of the incident and failed to report the incident to the Department of Health” as required by law.
The nursing home “failed to follow a resident’s Care Plan regarding proper side rail position, which allowed the resident to fall out of bed and receive an injury.” The facility also “failed to investigate possible hazards and risks and a resident’s complaint of receiving a foot injury during a transfer.”
In the first case, a review of a complaint revealed an allegation that the resident “fell out of bed on July 18, 2018, during the 3:00 PM to 11:00 PM shift, due to the staff not following [the resident’s] Plan of Care and maintaining the left side rail in a certain position.”
The survey team interviewed the complainant, who stated that they were “aware of the circumstances surrounding [the resident’s] fall out of bed with an injury that occurred on July 18, 2018. The complainant stated that [they] initiated an investigation to determine that the nursing staff failed to place [the resident’s] left side rail in the correct position.”
During the event, the resident’s “call bell and pillow dropped to the floor and [the resident] rolled out of bed onto the floor mat.” The resident “was sent to the hospital, and it was determined that [the resident] sustained a vertebral fracture.”
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse, or neglect while living at Hagerstown 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 Washington County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Hagerstown.
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