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Pruitthealth - Fairburn Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
There has been a significant rise in the number of senior citizens entering nursing facilities nationwide. This heightened demand has caused serious problems on staffing assisted-living homes and nursing centers throughout the United States, including in Georgia. Sadly, many patients become victims of abuse, neglect, and mistreatment at the hands of caregivers, visitors, employees, and other residents.
If your loved one suffered an injury while residing in a Fulton 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 adequate financial compensation for your damages.
Pruitthealth - Fairburn Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is an 82-certified bed Medicare and Medicaid-participating center providing services to residents of Fairburn and Fulton County, Georgia. The "for-profit" home is located at:
7560 Butner Road
Fairburn, Georgia 30213
Pruitthealth - Fairburn
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pruitthealth - Fairburn Nursing Center offers other services. These services include IV (intravenous) therapy, oxygen therapy, pain management, wound management, hospice, medication management, and restorative care involving physical, occupational and speech therapies.
Financial Penalties and Violations
Georgia and federal nursing home regulatory agencies have the legal authority to impose monetary fines and deny payment for Medicare services for any nursing facility cited for serious violations of regulations and rules.
Over the last three years, federal investigators have imposed two monetary penalties against Pruitthealth - Fairburn Nursing Center citing substandard care. These penalties include an $8125 fine on August 16, 2018, and an $8518 fine on August 4, 2017, for a total of $16,643.
Also, the facility received four formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Fairburn Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Georgia long-term care home from various online publically available sources including the GA Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov. 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 Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents - citation date August 16, 2018
The state investigators determined that the facility "failed to ensure a safe and secure environment related to accidents." This failure "resulted in actual harm to a resident who was being transferred from the bed to the Geri-chair by one Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) rather than to as per the Care Plan." This deficient practice "resulted in a nondisplaced tibia fracture."
Documentation shows that the resident "was attempting to remove the Continues Passive Motion (CPM is a postoperative treatment method that is designed to aid recovery after joint surgery) without assistance from the staff when her left hand got caught in the machine." This action resulted in injury to the resident's left hand.
In a separate summary statement dated August 4, 2017, the facility "failed to provide two residents who were identified as cognitively impaired and independently mobile, with required supervision when toileting in an environment free from potential accident hazards." The handrails in the resident's bathroom were "not secured to the wall, and there was no emergency cord for public restrooms that were accessible to residents.
This deficient practice had the potential to allow for injury to any resident that used at the grab bar in the resident's restrooms or any resident that was able to get into the public restrooms."
The surveyors interviewed a resident who had been admitted to the facility for rehabilitation "after falling at home" and fracturing ribs." The resident stated that "after using the restroom in his room, he went to use the grab bar on the wall next to the toilet to help him stand up, and the grab bar pulled out from the wall."
The resident stated that "he reported it to the nurse when it happened." Observations of the damage in the resident's room revealed that "the grab bar had pulled out of the wall and was unable to be used to assist with sitting down or getting up from the toilet."
Abused at Pruitthealth - Fairburn Nursing Center? Let Us Help
Has your loved one been being mistreated or neglected while living at Pruitthealth - Fairburn Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse attorneys at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Fulton County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Fairburn.
Our legal team offers every client a free, initial case consultation. Additionally, we offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. This promise means you do not owe us anything until we have secured monetary compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.