Tennessee law requires nursing homes and long-term care facilities to meet certain health and safety standards. The Nashville nursing home abuse lawyers at Ponce Law explain that, unfortunately, not all facilities meet these standards of care.
A nursing home just outside of Nashville is a prime example of a facility that failed to protect patients from harm. According to The Tennessean, the Donelson Place Care and Rehabilitation Center has been under scrutiny by officials since Dec. 2014, but official charges were levied against the facility in May 2015.
Investigators found that the facility repeatedly put patient safety at risk by failing to meet standards of administration, nursing care, social services, and resident right protection. In one case in particular, staff failed to follow doctor’s orders to provide a patient with a device that provided assistance breathing. As a result, the patient was hospitalized and required a tube to be placed in their trachea.
As a result of these findings, the nursing home is prohibited from admitting new residents and will be fined $3,000. Investigators will also monitor the facility for 20 hours per week.
The Nashville personal injury lawyers at Ponce Law believe in protecting the health, safety, and rights of nursing home patients. That’s why we applaud the state for holding long-term care facilities responsible for their negligence.