Avante Lake Worth Lawsuits and Citations

Avante Lake Worth Lawsuits for Negligence

Background Information on Avante at Lake Worth

Avante at Lake Worth, also known as Avante at Lake Worth, Inc., is a for-profit nursing home in Palm Beach County. The nursing home, which is part of the larger Avante chain, hosts 138 licensed beds and accepts both Medicare and Medicaid. Avante at Lake Worth is located at 2501 N A St. in Lake Worth, Florida. As of the date of this post, Medicare has rated the facility two out of five stars on their Care Compare site. This poor rating is based on “much below average” health inspections and “below average” staffing reports.

Avante at Lake Worth received two federal fines in 2021 which totaled a little over $32,000. Nursing homes receive federal fines when they receive a serious health or safety violation, or fail to correct a citation over a long period of time. Furthermore, the facility received a total of 16 health citations over the last 12 months. The average number of health citations in a Florida nursing home over a period of 12 months is 5.5.

Lawsuits Against Avante at Lake Worth for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations

The following lawsuits have been filed against Avante at Lake Worth:

Julmice, Marie T. E/O vs. Avante at Lake Worth, Inc.

Allegations: While Mrs. Julmice resided at Avante at Lake Worth, she was neglected by staff members. Her neglect led to the development of bed sores and a subsequent sepsis infection.

Barber, Susie M. E/O vs. Avante at Lake Worth, Inc.

Allegations: Due to negligence, Ms. Barber suffered a preventable fall which resulted in a fractured right femur. After returning from the hospital after receiving surgery for the fracture, she developed stage four bed sores and a subsequent osteomyelitis infection. Ms. Barber ultimately passed away from the infection.

Demeritte, Hastin E/O vs. Avante at Lake Worth, Inc.

Allegations: Mr. Demeritte was dropped by CNAs in the shower which resulted in a broken hip. Upon returning from the hospital after surgery, Mr. Demeritte suffered pneumonia and sepsis. Just three months after the fall, Mr. Demeritte passed away.

Minzer, Marilyn E/O vs. Avante at Lake Worth, Inc.

Allegations: Mrs. Minzer passed away at Avante at Lake Worth after staff allowed her glucose to drop to dangerously low levels. The facility was aware of Mrs. Minzer’s diabetes diagnosis but failed to properly monitor her glucose levels.

Deficiencies at Avante at Lake Worth for Resident Care Violations

August 13, 2021, Inspection at Avante at Lake Worth

During a standard inspection at the facility, surveyors found black mold in several air vents throughout the building. Furthermore, it was determined that the facility failed to assist during dining for one of the residents interviewed. The resident appeared emaciated and frail. Observations concluded that her meal trays would be put in her room and removed later untouched.

December 19, 2019, Inspection at Avante at Lake Worth

Based on observation and record review, it was determined that the facility failed to develop a care plan for a resident with a bed sore. The resident was observed with a stage three pressure wound on the left buttock. Clinical record review showed that there was not a care plan in place to care for the wound.

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*The above does not mean your loved one would be in harm at this facility. Each facility gets inspected often. Almost all facilities have deficiencies. Many face civil lawsuits. You should not make a facility placement decision based solely on the above information. Each case is different. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome or indicate an expected outcome on your particular case. The above prior lawsuit information is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney. This individual case information above is publicly filed information gathered from the publicly filed complaint. This information and these cases are not the work of this law firm. The inspection results are provided from public government agency surveys. The state Department of Health conducts a survey of all nursing home facilities at least once every 15 months. The deficiencies listed on this page may have been corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. Citations, ratings and deficiencies are current as of the date of this post and will change later on. The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information at medicare.gov. This material is not endorsed by the facility or by any governmental agency. Speak with an attorney immediately if you believe you have a viable case against a nursing home, assisted living facility or medical facility. 

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