Residents Must Relocate After Nursing Home Licensed Suspended
Nursing homes and assisted living facilities have a legal obligation to ensure their residents are well cared for and safe from harm, such as an injury, abuse or neglect. Failure to do so could result in serious consequences for a facility and its residents. This has happened to a Colorado nursing home, whose license has been suspended following the recent death of a resident and after years of complaints and subsequent investigations.
State health officials suspended the license of Union Printers Home on Tuesday, February 11th. The facility has been shut down and now more than 100 residents must be relocated to another facility over the next several weeks.
An Active Investigation
Both the nursing home and assisted living facility are currently under investigation by the Department of Public Health and Environment. Findings from previous investigations have uncovered a pattern of non-compliance, failing to provide consistently safe care to its residents.
According to department data, the list of violations over the past few years include:
- Verbal abuse
- Physical abuse
- Sexual abuse
- Misappropriation of property
- Diverted drugs
2019 saw the most number of inspections at 16 and infractions at 43. The health citations are three times the state and U.S. national average with the facility ranking far below par.
Filing a Complaint Against a Nursing Home
Unfortunately, nursing home abuse and neglect is not uncommon. It can happen anywhere, including in Wisconsin. This type of behavior and complete disregard for the well-being of residents also affects their families. Wisconsin’s Division of Quality Assurance (DQA) is responsible for protecting and promoting the health, safety and welfare of residents living in these and other assisted living facilities.
There are three options to file a complaint with the DQA:
- Complete an online complaint intake survey
- Call the Department of Health Services hotline
- Reach out to your local DQA regional office
You may even be eligible to take legal action on your loved one’s behalf for the pain and suffering and other damages suffered at the hands of a negligent nursing home.
Our Legal Team is Standing By
If you loved one has been abused or neglected as a resident or had to relocate to another facility, we understand how difficult and stressful this can be. A Wisconsin nursing home abuse lawyer at PKSD is here to help and determine if you have a valid claim for compensation during a free consultation.
There is no risk in calling us and no obligation to hire us. Should we represent you, we do not charge any upfront fees unless and until we help you obtain compensation.
Gives us a call anytime, day or night at 877-877-2228.