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Legacy Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Not all forms of neglect and abuse occurring in nursing homes are obvious to families and friends. Sometimes, the victim suffers injury from falls or bedsores that could have been prevented had the resident been provided with adequate supervision and assistance. In some incidents, the patient becomes the victim of physical abuse or sexual assault involving resident-to-resident contact or by caregivers, employees, or visitors.
If your loved one was mistreated, abused, or neglected while residing in a Fulton County or DeKalb County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Let our team of lawyers handle your case to ensure you are adequately compensated for your damages.Legacy Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for-profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Atlanta and Fulton County and DeKalb County County, Georgia. The 186-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
460 Auburn Avenue N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30312
The investigators for the state of Georgia and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal responsibility of penalizing any facility that has violated rules and regulations that harmed or could have harmed a resident. These penalties often include monetary fines and denying payment of Medicare services.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine of $6500 against Legacy Transitional Care and Rehab Center on March 23, 2016, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received two formally filed complaints that resulted in citations. Additional documentation about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Atlanta Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To be fully informed on the level of care nursing homes provide, families routinely research Medicare.gov and the Georgia Department of Public Health website database systems for a complete list of deficiencies, violations, and citations.
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 four out of five stars for quality measures.
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 March 23, 2016
According to investigators, the "facility failed to notify the Responsible Party" of one resident that "had both short and long-term memory problems" and "functional limitation in range of motion in both the upper and lower extremities," and "was unable to complete an interview."
During an interview with the receptionist, it was revealed that the resident "is one of the residents that signs themselves out of the facility, so that [they can] go outside the smoke." The resident stated that "she does not know how the residents are determined to be safe to sign themselves out of the building."
The receptionist said that the resident "has a problem with depth perception is not able to sign his name but signs an 'X' and staff will write his name on the resident sign out sheets." During an interview with the resident's responsible party, it was revealed that "they had never been asked by the facility staff if [the resident] could sign himself out of the facility and they had never given permission allowing [the resident] to sign himself out of the facility."
Failure to Ensure That Every Resident's Drug Regimen Is Free from Unnecessary Medications - citation date December 15, 2016
The facility "failed to ensure a Physician's orders for a gradual dose reduction was completed for one of five residents." The investigators reviewed a resident's psychiatric consultation and Abnormal Involuntary Movement Scale that show the resident "had no abnormal involuntary movements at that time."
The pharmacy had recommended that the resident that has been prescribed trazodone be considered for "a gradual dose reduction, perhaps decreasing [from 75 mg] to 50 mg while concurrently monitoring for re-emergence of target or withdrawal symptoms."
The Director of Nursing stated that the pharmacy recommendations to reduce the resident's medication "was missed and not implemented." The Director stated that they give "the recommendation to the Unit Manager" who then "places the recommendation in the Physician box on the unit to avoid approval or signature of the Physician or nurse practitioner." That procedure was not followed.
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Legacy Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for legal assistance. We represent Fulton County and DeKalb County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Atlanta.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources