legal resources necessary to hold negligent facilities accountable.
Newnan Health and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Mistreatment in nursing homes is an all too common occurrence. Statistics reveal that thousands of nursing homes in the United States are cited each year for neglect and abuse. Many residents become a victim of abuse and neglect by caregivers, employees, or other patients.
If your loved one was victimized while residing in a Coweta County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys for legal assistance. We can begin working on your case today to ensure your family receives monetary recovery for your damages. Time is of the essence. All necessary documentation must be filed in the proper county courthouse before the Georgia statute of limitations expires.
Newnan Health and Rehabilitation Center
This long-term care center is a "not-for-profit" 104-certified bed home providing cares to residents of Newnan and Coweta County, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
244 East Broad Street
Newnan, Georgia 30263
Newnan Health and Rehabilitation Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Newnan Health and Rehab Center offers other services. These services include hospice, transitional care, neurological care, orthopedic care, and rehabilitative services including physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Both Georgia and the federal government can impose a monetary fine or deny payments through Medicare when a nursing facility has been found to violate established regulations and rules. The higher the monetary fine, the more serious the violation is that likely harmed or could have harmed one or more residents at the nursing home.
Over the last three years, federal investigators imposed a massive $87,370 fine against Newnan Health and Rehab Center on June 2, 2017, citing substandard care. Also, the facility received three formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Newnan 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, three out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Develop, Write and Use Policies That Forbid Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents That Resulted in a Resident's Death - citation date June 2, 2017
The investigators determined the facility "failed to ensure that staffing agency employees, utilized by the facility, complied with the facility's Abuse policy and the contract between the facility and staffing agencies. Specifically, this failure resulted in actual harm and death for [one resident]."
The survey team determined that "the facility's noncompliance with one or more requirements of participation had caused, or had likely to cause, serious harm, injury, impairment or death to residents. Immediate Jeopardy was identified to exist" on the "date of the injury to [the resident] and subsequent death."
Documentation shows that it approximately 7:30 AM that day, during morning care, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) held [the resident's] "legs down tightly due to combative behavior of the resident [when they] heard a crack." The CNA "alerted the nurse telling her that he found the resident in this condition."
The CNA "did tell the facility what had occurred before lunchtime [and the resident] was transferred to the hospital." It was "determined that the resident had a fractured femur requiring surgical repair. During surgery, [the resident] began to bleed excessively and did not respond to interventions."
Due to complications during surgery, the resident "was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU)" and later died [that night]." The hospital notified the facility that the resident "had died as a result of the fracture." The facility "contacted the local police department" who then "contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI)" and the GBI arrested the Certified Nursing Assistant.
Failure to Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading - citation date June 2, 2017
The nursing home "failed to ensure the staff used a barrier when handling food during two observations [lunch on May 30, 2017, and breakfast on June 1, 2017] meal." The survey team observed staff members "touching bread while assisting residents with meals." A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) "was observed assisting [a resident] with her meal and was observed to grab the resident's roll with her bare hands without using a barrier in place the roll in the resident's hands.
The Director of Nursing confirmed that "if the nursing staff touches any prepared food, they should be using gloves. She stated that she does continuous education with the staff and they should not be using their bare hands to touch any food" to control the potential spread of infection.
Need More Information About Newnan Health and Rehabilitation Center? Let Us Help
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Newnan Health and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Coweta County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Newnan.
Discuss your case with us now through an initial case consultation at no charge to you. Also, we offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. This promise means we postpone payment for our services until after we have secured monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.