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Rosemont at Stone Mountain Nursing Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Many families are often overwhelmed when it is time to place a loved one in a nursing home and transfer the provisions of care over to medical professionals. Most family members are comforted in knowing that their loved one is in a safe, compassionate place where they will receive care according to procedures and protocols. Unfortunately, mistreatment in nursing facilities is in all too common occurrence when caregivers or other residents injure patients.
If your loved one was victimized while residing in a DeKalb County nursing facility, contact the Georgia Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate help. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that your family receives monetary compensation for your damages and that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally accountable. Contact us now so we can begin working on your case today.Rosemont at Stone Mountain Nursing Center
This long-term care home is a "for-profit" 149-certified bed center providing cares and services to residents of Stone Mountain and DeKalb County, Georgia. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is located at:
5160 Spring View AvenueFinancial Penalties and Violations
Stone Mountain, Georgia 30083
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.
Within the last thirty-six months, Rosemont at Stone Mountain and Nursing Center received nine formally filed complaints that all resulted in citations. Additional documentation concerning this nursing home can be found on the Georgia Nursing Home Reporting Website.Stone Mountain 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, two out of five stars for staffing issues and three out of five stars for quality measures.
Failure to Report and Investigate Any Acts or Reports of Abuse, Neglect or Mistreatment of Residents - citation date November 3, 2016
The survey team noted the facility "failed to thoroughly investigate and report an injury of unknown origin to the State Survey Agency." The incident involved one resident.
The investigators reviewed the facility document titled: Injury of Unknown Origin. The document revealed that the Director of Nursing "received a call from the resident's family member" stating that "the doctor at the hospital said that [the resident] had a hole in her cornea caused by trauma from the right eye." The family member said that the injury "resulted in a global rupture of the eye."
A review of the Summary of Incident documented that a "nurse was notified by a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) that [the resident's] eyes were swollen, had clear drainage and screaming in pain with touch. The nurse practitioner was notified, and orders received to send [the resident] to the hospital for evaluation. The responsible party was notified. The next day, the responsible party notified the Director of Nursing to inform her of the doctor's findings."
The nursing home began an investigation immediately. "The weekend staff assistants and nurses were interviewed about what may have occurred. No one from the weekend noticed anything unusual" until that Monday evening when the resident "was sent out for pain in her eyes."
The surveyors reviewed the Hospital Discharge Summary that was dictated by the attending Physician. The documentation shows that "the patient was admitted to the ophthalmology service with a rupture of the right globe [eye socket]. Mechanism of injury is unknown, and the nursing home has no documentation of any accidents or abuse. However, given the patient is nonverbal, non-ambulatory and essentially catatonic, it is highly unlikely that this was a self-inflicted injury, and the mechanism is suspicious for abuse or at the very least neglect."
A review of the resident's Progress Notes and Ophthalmology Consult shows that the patient was brought to the "emergency room by medical emergency services from a nursing facility for drainage from the right eye. The patient is nonverbal, demented, unable to give a history. Per the ER doctor, the patient had clear drainage from their right eye, and eye pain and an implant were found on the right (not legible). There was no report from the nursing facility of trauma or injury."
Do you believe that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment, abuse or neglect while living at Rosemont at Stone Mountain Nursing Center? Contact the Georgia nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent DeKalb County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Stone Mountain.
You will not be charged to discuss your case with our legal team during an initial, free case review. Also, we provide a 100% "No Win/No-Fee" Guarantee. This promise means that you will owe us nothing until we have secured financial compensation on your behalf. All information you share with our law offices will remain confidential.Sources