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Williamsport Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Attorneys
Many families have limited options of what to do when they can no longer provide care to a loved one in need of extensive medical treatments or hygiene assistance. Some families choose to relocate their loved one into a nursing home, believing that they will receive the best care in a safe, compassionate environment. Unfortunately, mistreatment still occurs at many facilities throughout Maryland.
If your loved one was abused or neglected while residing in a Washington County nursing facility, contact our nursing home neglect affiliated attorneys in Maryland now for immediate legal help. Let our team of lawyers work on your behalf to ensure that those responsible for causing the harm are held legally and financially accountable. We will use the law to ensure your family receives monetary compensation for your damages.
Williamsport Nursing Home
This facility is a "not-for-profit" 121-certified bed long term care center providing cares and services to residents of Williamsport and Washington County, Maryland. The Medicare and Medicaid-participating home is located at:
154 N. Artizan Street
Williamsport, Maryland 21795
Williamsport Nursing Home
In addition to providing 24/7 skilled nursing care, Williamsport Nursing Home offers other services. Additional focused care includes long-term care, respite care, and rehabilitation.
Financial Penalties and Violations
The investigators working for the state and federal government are legally authorized to impose monetary fines or deny payment for Medicare services if a nursing facility has been cited for serious violations of rules and regulations.
Within the last three years, federal investigators imposed a monetary fine against Williamsport Nursing Home for $7,933 on May 04, 2018, citing substandard care.
This nursing home also received three complaints and self-reported one serious issue over the last thirty-six months that resulted in violation citations. Additional information concerning the facility can be reviewed on the Maryland Nursing Home Information Website.
Williamsport Maryland Nursing Home Safety Concerns
To ensure families are fully informed of the level of care every nursing home provides, the state of Maryland and Medicare.com routinely update their long-term care home database systems with info on violations, citations, and deficiencies.
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 Timely Report Suspected Abuse, Neglect or Theft and Report the Results of the Investigation to Proper Authorities, and Failure to Respond Properly to All Alleged Violations – citation date January 19, 2018
- Failure to Ensure the Nursing Home Area Remained Free of Accident Hazards and Risks and Provides Supervision to Prevent Avoidable Accidents – citation #F323 date May 12, 2016 The nursing home “failed to keep a cognitively impaired resident safe and free from accident hazards.” The resident “who requires assistance with mobility when in a wheelchair, was left in a wheelchair, in the hallway near a dangerous ramp.” The resident was found “face down on the floor at the base of the ramp” and sustained an injury.
According to state surveyors, “the facility failed to timely report an allegation of physical abuse.” The surveyors documented evidence based on an interview occurring on January 19, 2018, when asking the resident how their “eye was healing and how did the injury occur.” The resident stated that they “had limited vision in the healing eye.” The resident “then stated that a nurse punched him/her in the eye with the eyedrop or when the nurse was administering eyedrops to him/her.”
The resident was unable “to recall the exact date when the nurse hit his/her eye with the eyedropper but was able to identify the nurse that allegedly punched him/her in the eye.” The resident indicated it was “a Certified Medicine Aide who was the nurse who initially injured his/her eye.”
The facility Director of Nursing verified that they were aware that the resident “made an allegation that the Certified Medicine Aide punched the resident in the eye” that the resident no longer wanted the Certified Medicine Aide to care for them. The Director also stated that they spoke with the Certified Medicine Aide and obtained a statement regarding the allegation.
The Director of Nursing also verified that they did not report the allegation of physical abuse to the State Survey Agency as required by law but did do an investigation into the allegation.
The state surveyor “determined that the facility failed to thoroughly investigate an allegation of physical abuse.” The surveyor determined that the Certified Medicine Aide’s “single statement into the allegations did not constitute a thorough investigation. The facility failed to indicate what measures would be initiated to protect [the resident] and other residents from the potential abuse allegation.”
Abused at Williamsport Nursing Home? Our Attorneys Can Help
Do you suspect that your loved one is the victim of mistreatment while residing at Williamsport Nursing Home? Contact the Maryland nursing home abuse lawyers at Nursing Home Law Center at (800) 926-7565 for immediate legal intervention. We represent Washington County victims of abuse and neglect in all areas, including Williamsport.
Our legal team never charges potential clients to discuss your case through an initial claim consultation. Also, we offer a 100% “No Win/No-Fee” Guarantee, meaning you will not owe us any money unless we have received a monetary recovery on your behalf.