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Pruitthealth - Lilburn Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
For years, there have been significant crises occurring in the nursing home care industry due to short staffing, lack of supervision and untrained professionals. Typically, these problems result in mistreatment, abuse, and neglect of the patients. Many residents are victimized through malnutrition, dehydration, abandonment, illegal restraints, improper medication administration or developing facility acquired life-threatening bedsores.
The Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys have assisted thousands of families with problems just like yours. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing the harm legally and financially accountable. Let us begin working on your case today to ensure you receive monetary compensation for your damages.
Pruitthealth - Lilburn Nursing Center
This long-term care facility is a 152-certified bed "for-profit" home providing services and cares to residents of Lilburn and Gwinnett County, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating center is located at:
788 Indian Trail Road
Lilburn, Georgia 30047
Pruitthealth - Lilburn Nursing Center
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Pruitthealth - Lilburn 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
Federal and state investigators can penalize any nursing home that has violated rules and regulations that resulted in harm or could have resulted in harm of a resident. These penalties include imposing monetary fines and denying payment for Medicare services.
Over the last three years, federal investigators imposed two monetary penalties against Pruitthealth - Lilburn Nursing Center. These penalties include a $75,353 fine on October 27, 2016, and $4713 fine on January 8, 2016, for a total of $80,066. Also, Medicare denied payment for services on October 27, 2016, citing substandard care.
The facility received six formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional information about penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.
Lilburn Georgia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Families can visit Medicare.gov and the Georgia 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 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 Develop, Implement and Enforce a Program That Investigates, Controls and Keeps Infection from Spreading - citation date November 16, 2017
Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents - citation date October 27, 2016
According to investigators, the "facility failed to implement contact precautions for one resident." A review of the resident's Hospital History and Physical Report shows the resident had a "fracture after a fall and had placement of the boot." The resident had been taking IV antibiotics to treat a pressure ulcer for cellulitis to their left leg.
Also, the resident was "on contact precautions for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus [a highly contagious dangerous infection] in the left ankle wound. Surveyors say that there was no order to "discontinue contact precautions" when the resident was observed "sitting in her wheelchair talking to several visitors. There was no sign on the door or equipment outside the door to indicate the resident was on contact precautions" to protect other residents, visitors and employees.
During the observation, "one visitor was sitting on the resident's unmade bed." Afterward, the surveyors observed the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) performing wound care on the resident when "there was no sign on the door indicated the resident was on contact precautions for any isolation gowns or cart outside the door."
The survey team interviewed the Director of Nursing who "confirmed the order for contact cautions but stated [the resident] had not been placed on contact precautions because her wound was not draining."
The nursing home "failed to conduct a thorough investigation of alleged abuse for two [residents] reviewed for abuse." Specifically, one resident "alleged, during a Care Now Services counseling session, that someone had hit him on the right side of his face." The documentation shows that the facility concluded that the resident "was just delusional without conducting a thorough investigation."
A separate incident involved another resident with an "acute fracture involving the tibia and fibula. Although the facility was unable to substantiate how the fracture occurs, the facility did not conduct a thorough investigation into this injury of unknown origin."
Neglected or Abused at Pruitthealth - Lilburn Nursing Center? We can Help
Was your loved one mistreated while residing at Pruitthealth - Lilburn Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Gwinnett County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Lilburn.
We provide an initial, free case consultation to every potential client and offer a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee you will not pay us anything until after we have secured monetary recovery on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.