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Lagrange Health and Rehab Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families throughout Georgia want to ensure that their loved one receives caregiving services by placing them in established private or publicly owned nursing facility. Unfortunately, many nursing home patients become the victims of mistreatment when harmed by a dangerous employee, visitor or another resident.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Troup County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of attorneys work on your behalf to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Lagrange Health and Rehab Center
This long-term care center is a 138-certified bed "for profit" home providing services to residents of Lagrange and Troup, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
2111 West Point Road
Lagrange, Georgia 30240
The state of Georgia and the federal government have the legal obligation to monitor every nursing facility and impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the facility has violated established nursing home regulations and rules. In serious cases, the nursing facility will receive multiple penalties if investigators find the violations are severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Over the last thirty-six months, federal investigators imposed a massive $302,247 fine against Lagrange Health and Rehab Center on July 1, 2017 and denied payment for Medicare services on the same day, citing substandard care. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Lagrange Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Georgia long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the GA Department of Public Health website 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, one out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Protect Each Resident from All Forms of Abuse, Physical Punishment or Being Separated from Others - citation date July 1, 2017
The investigator stated the "facility failed to ensure four residents were free from abuse to include resident-to-resident abuse and staff abuse of a resident." The investigators determined that "a situation in which the facility's noncompliance with one or more requirements of the participation has caused, or had the likelihood to cause, serious injury, harm, impairment, or death to residents."
Documentation shows that the "facility failed to adequately detect residents from allegations of sexual and physical abuse and also failed to investigate and report the allegation to the appropriate agencies." The deficiency affected four residents.
A Registered Nurse documented that one resident told her that another resident "hit him in 'the private,' which subsequently caused a hematoma to his right testes." The Registered Nurse told the former Director of Nursing and the Administrator. However, the allegation of "sexual abuse had not been investigated and had not been reported."
A review of the Follow-up Urology Consult Notes shows that the patient was seen by the doctor to "go over a recent ultrasound to evaluate a scrotal mass. It was initially thought to be possibly hydrocele [an accumulation of serous fluid]. However, the current reading mentions possible hematoma."
Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents - citation date July 1, 2017
The investigator stated that the nursing home "failed to investigate and report allegations of abuse" that led to an Immediate Jeopardy at the facility as documented above. The Director of Nursing revealed that "he became more aware of the grievances for [the resident] on June 26, 2017, and that he investigated the [incident and] had removed the CNAs that were named in the agreement, from working on the same unit as [the resident]."
Even though the Director of Nursing had interviewed the witness and notified the resident's Physician and responsible party and immediately educated the staff on abuse, he "had not reported the grievance to the State Survey Agency" as required by law.
Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date July 1, 2017
The facility "failed to ensure a safe smoking environment for [a resident] and failed to ensure coffee temperatures were within safe parameters to prevent burns."
Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading - citation date July 1, 2017
The facility "failed to maintain an infection control program that demonstrated ongoing surveillance, recognition, investigation, and control infections to prevent the onset and the spread of infection."
During an interview, and Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) as the facility's Infection Control Designee stated "I do not have surveillance books or logs. I look who has antibiotic orders, and I give that list of the Director of Nursing." The LPN also stated "I never received training. When I asked anyone, no one could tell me whether I was doing things right, so, I kept doing things away I was doing it."
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Lagrange Health and Rehab Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Troup County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Lagrange.
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. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources