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Life Care Center of Bridgeton Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
There are significant problems involving mistreatment occurring in nursing facilities nationwide. Typically, a lack of quality care results from untrained nursing staff, minimal supervision, or insufficient staffing members on each shift. In these incidents, the patient’s needs are often ignored. This neglect can cause broken bones due to falling, or the development of preventable bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Saint Louis County nursing facility, contact the Missouri Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of abuse prevention lawyers work on your family’s behalf to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages. We can begin working on your case today.
Life Care Center of Bridgeton Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 91-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Bridgeton and Saint Louis County, Missouri. The "for profit" home is located at:
12145 Bridgeton Square Dr
Bridgeton, Missouri 63044
Life Care Center of Bridgeton Nursing Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Life Care Center of Bridgeton Nursing Center offers other services. Additional focused care includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The state of Missouri and the federal government are legally responsible for monitoring each nursing home and imposing monetary fines and denying payments through Medicare if serious violations have been identified. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine of $154,953 on September 6, 2018, against Life Care Center of Bridgeton Nursing Home, citing substandard care.
Over the thirty-six months, Medicare denied payment on September 06, 2018, due to a lack of quality care. Additional information about this nursing home can be found on the Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services Website.
Bridgeton Missouri Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Missouri 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 Provide Appropriate Pressure Ulcer Care Prevent New Ulcers from Developing – citation #F686 date September 6, 2018
The state investigators determined that “the facility staff failed to provide treatment and services to prevent the development of or promote the healing of pressure ulcers. The facility staff failed to implement interventions, complete treatments as ordered, and assess and monitor pressure ulcers [for eight residents] with facility-acquired pressure ulcers.”
The surveyors interviewed a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who said, “the wound [on resident] developed from a brace to the right foot and is located in an area where there is pressure.” The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Comprehensive Care Plan dated June 6, 2018, that directed staff to follow interventions involving friction and shearing to the right foot.”
The staff had measured the resident’s wound as 3.0 cm x 3.0 cm x 0.10 cm with light serosanguineous (bloody) drainage, no undermining or tunneling.”
However, the staff “did not indicate a stage for the wound.” Additionally, it had been thirteen days between the last wound assessment and the new wound assessment where the wound had degraded. A review of other wounds indicated multiple dates between wound assessments and a failure to accurately stage the wounds baselines.
The surveyors reviewed the resident’s Treatment Administration Record that showed the staff “did not provide the treatment using [an antiseptic medicine used to kill bacteria and prevent infection] to the right food wound every day.”
A review of records indicated that the staff “did not provide treatment on numerous occasions including on August 2, 2018, August 11, 2018, August 19, 2018, August 25, 2018, August 26, 2018, and September 4, 2018.”
During this time, the LPN said that “the resident developed a blister on his/her right lateral foot from the brace and the resident has had the wound for about two months.” The LPN said, “staff is to provide the treatment daily and keep a pillow under the resident’s right foot for pressure relief.”
The resident stated during an interview that they “developed a blister from the use of a heavy black boot. Further, the resident said that the staff does not always keep his/her foot elevated at night on a pillow while in bed, and the staff forgets to do the treatments sometimes.”
A Victim of Neglect at Life Care Center of Bridgeton Nursing Center? Contact Us Today for Help
Do you believe that your loved one was the victim of abuse or neglect while living at Life Care Center of Bridgeton Nursing Center? Contact the Missouri nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Saint Louis County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Bridgeton.
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.