In Tennessee and all across the country, families place their elderly loved ones in nursing homes each year. When doing so, they expect that their loved ones will be properly taken care of and looked after. Unfortunately, many nursing homes are understaffed, overworked, and improperly trained. This can and unfortunately often leads to nursing home abuse and neglect for many patients. If you feel that someone you love has been injured or died as a result of nursing home abuse or neglect, then you should talk to a Tennessee nursing home neglect lawyer as soon as possible.
In a recent study, Tennessee has accumulated a little over $4 million in nursing home fines over the past three years, making it the sixth highest total of any state in the United States, according to data collected by ProPublica the non-profit news organization. Tennessee handed out eighty-six fines and the average fine amount is the second highest in the nation.
The fine amounts are between $2,015 and $525,188. They were handed out to forty-two of over three hundred licensed nursing homes in Tennessee. The largest single fine of $525, 1882 was handed to the Bristol Nursing home in Bristol. The second highest, $465,195 was handed to the Colonial Hills Nursing Center in Marysville.
The data found that forty nursing homes in Tennessee had serious deficiencies. The local nursing homes that received fines include: Ridgetop Haven in Goodlettsville at $83,115, Spring Meadows Health Care Center in Clarksville, which was fined $245, 735, Imperial Gardens Health and Rehabilitation which was fined $347,043, and The Health Center at Richland Place in Nashville was fined $2,633.
The Crestview Health and Rehabilitation Center in Nashville did not receive a fine but received citations for fourteen serious deficiencies. Lebanon Health and Rehabilitation was also cited for five serious deficiencies and Imperial Gardens in Nashville had three serious deficiencies that were cited.
Nursing home fines like this unfortunately occur all too often because Tennessee as well as other nursing homes across the country are improperly trained, overworked, and understaffed. If you feel that someone you love or care about has been improperly cared for or neglected while in a nursing home, we recommend that you contact one of our caring and knowledgeable Tennessee nursing home abuse attorneys right away. We care about our clients and will work with you to make sure you get the compensation you deserve for what you have suffered.
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