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Pinewood Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Statistics show that more than 1.3 million Americans live in nursing homes nationwide. Unfortunately, thousands of these patients become victims of mistreatment, neglect, and abuse.
If your loved one was injured while residing in a Grady County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal assistance. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure your family receives monetary recovery for your losses. We can begin the process of obtaining financial compensation today.
Pinewood Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 142-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Whigham and Grady County, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
433 North Mcgriff Street
Whigham, Georgia 39897
Financial Penalties and Violations
Federal agencies and the State of Georgia have a legal responsibility to monitor every nursing facility. If serious violations are identified, the governments can impose monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if the resident was harmed or could have been harmed by the deficiency.
Over the last thirty-six months, Pinewood Nursing Center received for formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information about fines and penalties can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Whigham Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys review data on every long-term and intermediate care facility on Medicare.com and the Georgia 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 two out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including and Physical and Mental Abuse, Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment and Neglect by Anybody - citation date July 13, 2018
According to investigators, "the facility failed to ensure [one resident] was protected from sexual abuse." The incident involved a cognitively impaired resident who had "communication deficit."
The resident's Nurse's Notes dated April 3, 2018, written by a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) documented that "it was brought to her attention that [a resident] was making sexual advances to workers in the facility. She explained to [the resident] that it was inappropriate to talk and approach workers that way."
A review of the Social Service Director's Notes the following week revealed that the Director and Administrator asked the resident "if he made inappropriate sexual comments to anyone, and he said, 'No.'" The Administrator "informed the resident that it had been reported that he made inappropriate sexual comments to others and that behavior was not acceptable and would not be tolerated in the facility."
The resident "again, denied behaviors. The Administrator asked [the resident] did he understand what she said regarding behaviors?" The resident replied, "Yes ma'am, [and] walked away."
A review of the June 30, 2018 Nursing Note revealed that a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) had informed an LPN that she walked in on [the resident] in the room with [another resident] and that she observed [the resident] doing inappropriate acts on [the other resident, who was] assessed and his genital area had some redness." The nursing staff monitored the resident "throughout the night until the night shift arrived."
A nursing note written by the Director of Nursing stated that the Director "was notified by the on-call nurse, [and Registered Nurse (RN)]." The Director stated that "she received a call from the facility stating that [the sexually aggressive resident] was cognitively impaired and unable to make decisions for himself was discovered to have another resident in his room engaging in inappropriate acts upon his person which were of a sexual nature."
The Administrator stated during an interview that "the police were called because the incident between the two residents with sexual where one could not consent." The Administrator stated that the allegedly sexually aggressive resident's roommate reported that "he awoke to see feet under the privacy curtain and called for a nurse. When the CNA arrived, [the sexually aggressive resident] was shirtless and performing oral sex on [another resident]."
A review of the Emergency Medical Report dated June 30, 2018 "revealed they were notified by the facility at 8:43 AM [involving a] resident's sexual assault." The assaulted resident "was sent to the facility and Emergency Medical Services contact the Law enforcement." The assaulting resident "was transferred from the facility at 9:34 AM. Law enforcement was also at the facility."
Abused at Pinewood Nursing Center? Our Attorneys can Help
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Pinewood Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Grady County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Whigham.
We do not charge for case evaluations and consultations. Also, we provide a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. This promise means we will postpone all of your payments for legal services until after we have secured financial recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.