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West Maryland Health System Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center Abuse and Neglect Lawyers
Does your family have limited options when providing care to your loved one who requires nursing assistance? Has your loved one been neglected or abused while living in an Allegany County nursing facility? If so, contact the Maryland Nursing Home Law Center attorneys now for immediate legal intervention.
Let our team of lawyers handle your case to ensure your family receives monetary compensation to recover your damages. We use the law to hold those responsible for causing injury, abuse, and unexpected death rightfully and financially accountable. We can begin working on your case today.West Maryland Health System Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
This Medicare and Medicaid-participating nursing center is a "not-for-profit" home providing services to residents of Frostburg and Allegany County, Maryland. The 88-certified bed long-term care home is located at:
48 Tarn Terrace
Frostburg, Maryland 21532
West Maryland Health System Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
Both the federal government and the state of Maryland have the legal responsibility to levy monetary fines or deny payments through Medicare if a nursing home has violated established rules and regulations that harm or could have harmed residents.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against West Maryland Health System Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for $10,273 on March 09, 2018, citing substandard care.
This nursing facility also received seven complaints and self-reported seven serious issues over the last three years that resulted in violation citations. Additional documentation concerning penalties and fines can be reviewed on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Our attorneys obtain and review data on every Maryland 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 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 Physical and Sexual Assault, Physical Punishment, and Neglect by Anybody, and
- Failure to Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities – citation date #F600 March 9, 2018
- Failure to Provide Every Resident an Environment Free of Accident Hazards and Provide Adequate Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation date March 9, 2018
According to investigators, “the facility staff failed to ensure that a resident was free from verbal abuse while in the care of a Registered Nurse (RN).” A review of the facility reported incident on March 8, 2018, revealed the “facility had substantiated verbal abuse based on witness interviews.” The investigation revealed that an RN had said to the resident “while they were lying on the floor after a fall, here we go again, she likes being on the floor, let her lie on the mat and give her a blanket and pillow.”
The Geriatric Nursing Assistants “got the resident off the floor and back to bed. A tube to the wound vac was hanging from the wound that [the resident] had, and the RN stated, ‘well, I am not fixing it.’ According to the investigation, the resident stated that the RN called her a ‘fat ass.’”
The resident “told the Geriatric Nursing Assistant that she was very upset. After the facility investigation was complete, the facility terminated the Registered Nurse.” However, “the incident was not reported to the State Survey Agency, which is the Office of Health Care Quality” until two days later, which violates state and federal regulations. The surveyors confirmed that the “incident should have been reported within twenty-four hours, not forty-eight hours.”
The nursing home “failed to ensure safe transitions of care when transport staff was allowed to place residents in their room beds with no assistance or oversight from the facility staff who would have been aware of the plans and the individualized needs of the residents.” This action disrupted “the sense a process in the facility [that] resulted in harm to [a resident].”
The Facility Incident Report revealed that the resident “stopped breathing at the facility after a fall and was not resuscitated as the resident was designated as a no code [do not perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)].” The documentation shows that the resident “experienced a fall from his/her wheelchair and sustained an abrasion and hematoma that was noted to the middle of the forehead. The resident was transferred to the local acute emergency room for evaluation because of the morning incident.”
The Nursing Supervisor “notified administration and the attending Physician of the resident’s death.”
Were you the victim of mistreatment, neglect, or abuse while living at West Maryland Health System Frostburg Nursing and Rehabilitation Center? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Allegany County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas including Frostburg.
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