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Lorien Bulle Rock Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Every nursing home in Maryland has a legal obligation to provide each patient with the highest level of care according to established standards of quality. Unfortunately, many nursing staff will fail to follow the traditional procedures and protocols that can lead to preventable accidents, injuries, and the development of life-threatening bedsores.
If your loved one was injured while residing in Harford County nursing facility, contact our nursing home abuse affiliated attorneys in Maryland now for help. Our team of lawyers has successfully resolved many compensation cases just like yours, and we can help your family too.Lorien Bulle Rock
This nursing home is a Medicare and Medicaid-participating "for profit" center providing cares and services to residents of Havre De Grace and Harford County, Maryland. The 78-certified bed nursing facility is located at:
1501 Blenheim Farm Lane
Havre De Grace, Maryland 21078
Lorien Bulle Rock
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Lorien Bulle Rock offers other services. Additional focused care includes adult outpatient therapy, long term care, respite care, hospice, IV (intravenous) therapy, and subacute and rehab.Financial Penalties and Violations
Both the federal government and the state of Maryland 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.
This nursing facility also received nine complaints and self-reported four serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation about fines and penalties can be found on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Your family can visit Medicare.gov and the Maryland Department of Public Health website to obtain a complete list of all violations, citations, and deficiencies identified by investigators and surveyors.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, three out of five stars for staffing issues and one out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Ensure Services Provided by the Nursing Facility Meet Professional Standards of Quality – citation #half 281 date May 31, 2017
According to investigators, “it was determined that the facility laboratory technician consultant failed to identify the resident prior to drawing blood. This [failure] was evident for [one resident].” The surveyors stated that the “standard practice is to obtain a blood sample from the correct resident.”
The state received a complaint “alleging the consultant lab technician drew blood from the resident’s wife and not the resident.” The nurse notified the doctor and the Director of Nursing that the tech drew the resident’s visiting wife’s blood instead of from the resident. The investigators interviewed the facility Administrator and Director of Nursing, who both “confirmed the allegations.”
On May 15, 2017, a lab tech followed Physician’s orders from the consultant laboratory to draw blood. However, the tech instead “drew blood from the resident’s wife who was visiting and [was] in the room while [the resident] was in physical therapy. The blood was taken to the lab, and the results were sent to the facility.”
At 2:45 PM that day, the nurse made the resident’s doctor “aware of the results and the previous results. The doctor compared the lab test results and ordered that they be redrawn as they differed from the resident’s norm.” At 5:00 PM, according to the investigation, the nurse “was informed by the family that the lab tech had drawn [the blood] on the resident’s wife and not the resident.”
Because of that, “the nurse notified the doctor and the Director of Nursing. As a result, the anticoagulant medication dose was not changed, and the doctor ordered the blood work redrawn.” The Director of Nursing received an email “from the resident’s family.”
The complainant in the case “alleged that her mother had been spending the day with her husband [the resident]. He was out of the room for physical therapy, and the lab technician came in and drew blood and did not verify the resident’s name, instead of drawing blood from the resident’s wife.” The following day, the resident “was discharged home with hospice care.”
The surveyor reviewed the facility’s information and “the contract with the consultant laboratory and the lab technician’s education [before the incident].” The surveyors stated that the facility failed to follow laboratory policy noted “under patient identification that if the patient did not have on an armband, a nurse must be found for identification. The nurse’s name was to be placed on the log lab; there was not a nurse’s signature.”
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