Baldwin Health Center – A Pittsburgh Nursing Home
Background Information on Baldwin Health Center’s Legal Issues
Baldwin Health Center is a for-profit nursing home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The 200-bed CommuniCare facility can be found at 1717 Skyline Drive. The nursing home’s legal business name is Skyline (PA) Leasing Co., LLC. and is owned by OMG MSTR LSCO, LLC. As of the time of this post, Baldwin Health Center has been given an overall rating of one out of five stars by Medicare. This rating is based off the facility’s performance with health inspections, staffing reports, and quality care measures.
Over the past three years, Baldwin Health Center has received four federal fines for health and safety citations, totaling over $144,000. According to Medicare, the average number of health citations that care facilities receive in Pennsylvania per year is 6.9. Baldwin Health Center’s total number of health citations over the past year was 27. Furthermore, the Baldwin Health Center facility has been sued in the past for nursing home abuse and neglect allegations.
Lawsuits Against Baldwin Health Center for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against Baldwin Health Center alleging nursing home abuse, neglect, or negligence:
Salzman-Adler, Janet E/O vs. Baldwin Health Center
Allegations: A lawsuit was filed by the executrix of Ms. Salzman-Adler’s estate against Baldwin Health Center for the wrongful death of Ms. Salzman-Adler. According to the complaint in the case, Ms. Salzman-Adler was admitted to the nursing home for long-term care after a hospitalization. She entered the facility at a high-risk for developing pressure ulcers due to her decreased mobility. She depended on others for her everyday care. While in the facility, Ms. Salzman-Adler developed an unstageable bedsore, also known as a pressure ulcer, on her coccyx. Ms. Salzman-Adler underwent a debridement surgery on the wound, but was unable to recover from the bedsore, and passed away from septic shock and osteomyelitis.
Beam, Russell E/O vs. Baldwin Health Center
Allegations: John Fite, the executor of Mr. Beam’s estate, filed a wrongful death claim against Baldwin Heath Center after the untimely death of Mr. Beam. Mr. Beam was admitted to the facility for short-term rehabilitation and was expected to return home after his stay. Mr. Beam was seen by a respiratory therapist in the facility and instructed to receive regular respiratory therapy sessions. However, he suffered a fall in the nursing home which caused his oxygen saturation level to decrease to 73%. Staff in the facility did not alert the respiratory therapist to Mr. Beam’s drop in oxygen saturation levels. Mr. Beam was eventually transported to the hospital where he underwent a tracheostomy and total laryngectomy. Mr. Beam passed away a month later. Mr. Fite alleged that the incidents that occurred at Baldwin Health Center directly led to and accelerated Mr. Beam’s death.
Deficiencies at Baldwin Health Center for Resident Care Violations
August 5th, 2022, Inspection at Baldwin Health Center
This inspection at Baldwin Health Center concluded that the facility failed to provide appropriate wound care to two residents. It was determined that one resident had suffered the worsening of a pressure ulcer on his hand, and another resident had suffered the development of pressure ulcers on both feet.
June 4th, 2021, Inspection at Baldwin Health Center
Based on clinical record review and staff interviews, it was found that the facility failed to provide prescribed medications to one resident, failed to provide wound care to two residents, failed to provide catheter care for one resident, and failed to monitor weight loss for three residents.
*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 comes from publicly filed allegations gathered from the plaintiff’s complaint. The allegations in the complaint have not been proven true. 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, statistics, 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 noted 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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