Background Information on First Coast Health & Rehabilitation Center
Located at 7723 Jasper Avenue in Jacksonville, Florida, First Coast Health & Rehabilitation Center is a 100-bed nursing home which has been serving the Duval County area for over 10 years. The facility accepts both Medicare and Medicaid patients. Operating under the legal business name of Senior Health-First Coast LLC, the facility has been sued multiple times for alleged negligence. In 2006, the facility was fined close to $16,000 by the Agency for Healthcare Administration for failing to provide a safe and comfortable environment for residents.
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Lawsuits Against First Coast Health & Rehabilitation Center for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against First Coast Health & Rehabilitation Center:
Mixson, Thurman Jr. E/O vs. Senior Health-First Coast LLC.
Allegations: Tameika Mixson, the personal representative of Thurman Mixson, alleges that due to inadequate care and cleaning of Mr. Mixson’s catheter, Mr. Mixson developed a severe UTI which developed into urosepsis. Furthermore, the facility failed to follow Mr. Mixson’s plan of care which carefully stated that he was not to be provided fluids via his mouth as he had difficulty swallowing. The staff did not adhere to these directions, and he subsequently developed aspiration pneumonia. Ms. Mixson alleges that the injuries Mr. Mixson sustained at First Coast Health & Rehabilitation Center resulted in his death.
Clark, Allen W. E/O vs. Senior Health-First Coast LLC.
Allegations: During Allen Wayne Clark’s residency at First Coast Health & Rehabilitation Center the staff failed to develop and adequate care plan and properly care for him. Candace Clark, Mr. Clark’s appointed representative and daughter, alleges that due to the facility’s negligence, Mr. Clark suffered falls and bed sores. These injuries resulted in the wrongful death of Mr. Clark.
Richardson, Michael E. E/O vs. Senior Health-First Coast LLC.
Allegations: Theresa A. Richardson, Michael E. Richardson’s personal representative and widow, alleges that the facility provided Mr. Richardson with a faulty and unsafe wheelchair. Due to faulty brake locks, Mr. Richardson suffered a fall which resulted in a fractured hip. In addition, Mr. Richardson developed bed sores on his right heel, buttocks, back, and left leg which became infected with M.R.S.A. At the time of his death, Mr. Richardson was severely dehydrated and malnourished.
Deficiencies at First Coast Health & Rehabilitation Center for Resident Care Violations
November 8, 2018 Inspection at First Coast Health & Rehabilitation Center
Based on observation, record review and interview, the facility failed to maintain a resident’s highest level of function (range of motion and mobility) by not consistently applying a splint as ordered for one (Resident #29) of one resident reviewed for positioning, mobility, and splint application out of a total of 60 residents sampled. This placed the resident at risk for functional decline. Resident #29 is non-verbal and depends on a communication board to express his needs. During the inspection, Resident #29 was observed with contractures of both hands.
September 28, 2017 Inspection at First Coast Health & Rehabilitation Center
This inspection found that the facility failed to ensure that residents received their prescribed medicine and are free from unnecessary drugs. Based on record review and staff interviews, the facility failed to ensure that 3 (Residents #81, #4, and #40) of 5 residents were administered the correct medication.
April 30, 2015 Inspection at First Coast Health & Rehabilitation Center
An unannounced survey was conducted at the facility which revealed multiple deficiencies. The facility failed to ensure that food was prepared and served under sanitary conditions, maintain an effective pest control system so that the facility is free of pests, and provide a safe, clean, comfortable environment for residents.
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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.