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Summersville Regional Medical Center
Are you concerned that caregivers at the Nicholas County nursing facility have victimized your loved one through negligence and mistreatment? Do you suspect they have been physically, mentally, emotionally, or sexually assaulted by the nursing staff, visitors, or other patients?
Contact the West Virginia Nursing Home Law Center Attorneys now for immediate legal intervention. Our team of abuse prevention lawyers will use the law to obtain financial compensation on your family's behalf.Summersville Regional Medical Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating facility is a "government-owned and operated" center providing services to residents of Summersville and Nicholas County, West Virginia. The 52-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
400 Fairview Heights Road
Summersville, West Virginia 26651
Summersville Regional Medical Center
In addition to providing around the clock skilled nursing care, Summersville Regional Medical Center offers other services. Additional focused attention includes short-term and long term care.
The facility also provides comprehensive rehab services, wound care, outpatient nursing, retail pharmacy, extended care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapies.
Fined $200,000 for substandard careFinancial Penalties and Violations
West Virginia and federal agencies have the legal responsibility of monitoring every nursing home and imposing monetary fines are denying reimbursement payments through Medicare if investigators identify serious violations and deficiencies. These penalties are typically imposed when the violation is severe and harmed or could have harmed a resident.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Summersville Regional Medical Center for $200,000 on November 18, 2016, citing substandard care. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the comprehensive West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services Adult Protective Services Website.Summersville West Virginia Nursing Home Safety Concerns
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every West Virginia long-term care home from various online publically available sources, including the Department of Public Health website and Medicare.gov.
According to Medicare, this facility maintains an overall rating of one out of five stars, including two out of five stars concerning health inspections, one out of five stars for staffing issues, and three out of five stars for quality measures.
- Failure to Protect Every Resident from All Forms of Abuse Including Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody- citation #F600 date December 7, 2018
The state investigators determined the nursing home "failed to ensure residents were free from abuse, including but not limited to verbal and physical abuse."
Residents were observed in the dining room when the trays arrived. A surveyor saw a Physical Therapist Assistant "take the doll in the blanket from [one resident] without asking or explaining what she was doing. She then pulled [the resident] forward by placing her hand on the back of the resident's head."
At that time, the resident yelled. This is "when [the Physical Therapist Assistant] put her face very close to the face of the resident and said, ‘you are not being very ladylike,' in a loud and harsh tone." The Assistant "then very roughly placed the resident in a wheelchair."
A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) "was trying to tell the resident what they were doing but was not allowed the time to do so by the Physical Therapist Assistant." The LPN "realized this resident was not in her wheelchair and [the Physical Therapist Assistant] appeared to be frustrated by helping and throwing up her arms. The correct wheelchair was collected by [the LPN]." Again, the resident "was not told what they were going to do."
The Physical Therapist Assistant "got behind the resident, placing both hands on her upper back and pushed her forward." The Assistant [asked] the LPN "to place the gait belt behind her. This action of pushing her forward appeared to scare the resident, as evidenced by her facial expression and she yelled loudly, ‘stop, you are hurting me.'"
The Assistant "did not stop her actions toward [the resident]. It looked as though the [Assistant] was pushing her out of her wheelchair." The Assistant "roughly pulled the resident into her wheelchair. When she was removing the belt in front of the resident, she once again put her face inches away from the resident's face and repeated, ‘you are not very ladylike' in a loud tone of voice."
The investigators interviewed the Director of Physical Therapy who stated: "that she had heard others complain about [the Physical Therapist Assistant] being rude and rough with people before." The LPN said that "she reported to the Director of Nursing that [the Assistant] was very rude and rough with [the resident] while transferring her in her wheelchair to eat lunch."
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at Summersville Regional Medical Center? Contact the West Virginia nursing home abuse prevention lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Nicholas County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Summersville.
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 a monetary compensation on your behalf.