Five Connecticut Nursing Homes Cited for Abuse and Neglect
Posted on behalf of D'Amico & Pettinicchi, LLC on Apr 20, 2016 in Nursing Home Neglect
The Connecticut Department of Public Health has fined seven nursing homes throughout Connecticut at least $1,200 for incidents that include verbal abuse, medication errors and injuries.
Madison House in Madison was fined nearly $4,000 for citations in February and March. One fine of nearly $2,000 was issued after a nurse’s aide verbally abused a resident in August 2015. According to the New Haven Register, a nurse at the facility heard the aide swearing at the resident and being disrespectful, but failed to report the incident. The aide who verbally abused the resident was fired.
In another case at Madison House, a resident was given a higher dose of medication than ordered for more than two weeks and later suffered a seizure. The nursing home was also fined for a resident’s deep tissue injury that worsened while staying at the facility.
In Meriden, Westfield Care & Rehabilitation was fined nearly $2,000 after a resident suffered two broken bones, but the cause of the fractures was unknown. Evidence does not indicate the resident was physically abused. The home was also cited for two resident falls.
Shady Knoll Health Center in Seymour was fined after a resident suffered a large cut when a nurse’s aide moved the resident into the bathroom. The facility’s policy requires two aides to move a patient until they are properly evaluated by the physical therapy department.
Walnut Hill in New Britain was fined after a resident was made to wait two hours to receive pain medication for sickle cell disease. The resident had to be taken to the hospital. An investigation revealed that morphine was available and a registered nurse knew the medication was at the facility.
Bridgeport Manor was fined after a resident suffered a cut after falling. Another citation was issued when a resident suffered two broken bones when the resident was improperly transferred into the bed.
When you realize an organization you trusted put your loved one in serious harm, it is important to take action. While no amount of money can compensate the victim or their family, a nursing home neglect claim can encourage nursing homes to treat their residents properly.
If you suspect that a nursing home has neglected your loved one, contact our experience nursing home negligence attorneys. We can help you determine your legal options.