According to a recent news development that our Baltimore, Maryland nursing home attorneys have been watching, three nursing homes in New York State are facing huge state and federal penalties for nursing home violations that allegedly include nursing home negligence for failure to treat pressure sores, and failure to follow the advance wishes of residents who are terminally ill.
The Long-Term Care Community Coalition, a watchdog and advocacy group that tracks the enforcement of New York State nursing home laws, reported that Somers Manor Nursing Home will pay over $28,000 in fines after state inspections found the home to have a major problem failing to ensure that its residents’ “do-not-resuscitate” (DNR) wishes were not being followed, putting some residents at risk, by subjecting them to the painful resuscitation process when they have specifically asked not to be.
Northern Riverview Health Care Center, another home that received fines recently, will reportedly pay over $22,000 in fines for not properly preventing and treating pressure sores, or decubitus ulcers. As our Baltimore nursing home injury attorneys discussed recently in a blog, bed sores often occur when a resident is lying in one position for long periods of time without movement, restricting blood circulation. Bed sores can be prevented, and failure to do so can result in nursing home negligence or even lead to wrongful death.
Dumont Masonic Home reportedly paid $20,000 in sanctions last year, for failing follow proper procedures while renovating the nursing home building, which could have led to personal injury of its residents.
The New York State Health Department has also reportedly confirmed that the Nathan Miller Center for Nursing Care, a home that received 21 violations over the past three years, is in the process of closing.
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3 Nursing Homes in Area Cited by State; Another to Close, LoHud Journal News
Related Web Resources:
National Institutes of Health, (NIH): Medline Plus: Pressure Ulcer Research
The AGS Foundation for Health and Aging: Pressure Sores