Lawsuits Against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

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Should I Bring Lawsuits Against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center?

Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center owes a duty of care to its residents under federal and state law.  This duty of care is violated if facility abuse or neglect causes injuries.  Common injuries at nursing homes like Ridgecrest include:

If you believe a loved one suffered, you should consider bringing lawsuits against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  In fact, lawsuits against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center are important beyond seeking justice for a loved one’s injury.  When you bring lawsuits against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, you are also suing on behalf of those residents who were abused and neglected and never got a chance to seek justice.

If you believe a loved one has suffered neglect or abuse at Ridgecrest, call Senior Justice Law Firm at (561) 717-0817 for a free consultation.

Background Information on Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a nursing home located at 1200 North Stone Street, Deland, FL 32720.  The facility, and all lawsuits against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, are in Volusia County.

The licensee of the facility is Ridgecrest NH, L.L.C. and they have owned the facility since 7/15/2004.  Ridgecrest NH, L.L.C. is 100% percent owned by Greystone Tribeca Acquisition, L.L.C.  The facility is managed by Greystone Healthcare Management Corp.  Ridgecrest is a large facility with 146 beds of which 68 are private rooms and 39 are 2-bed rooms.

For more registration information on the facility, click here for the Florida Health Finder link.

Are There Any Lawsuits Against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center?

Yes, there are two recent lawsuits against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center alleging nursing home abuse and negligence.

Lawsuits Against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabiltiation Center #1 – The Estate of Walter R. Irwin v. Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

The first of the recent lawsuits against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was brought by the estate of Walter R. Irwin on August 23, 2017.  The Complaint alleges that the facility and its management company violated Florida residents rights by failing to:

  1. provide a safe environment
  2. monitor significant signs and symptoms of change in resident condition
  3. adequately respond to changes on physical signs and symptoms of the resident
  4. properly supervise staff
  5. properly train staff

In particular, the Complaint alleges that Mr. Irwin suffered severe damages from “choking, aspirational pneumonia, respiratory failure and sepsis“.  The case is still ongoing.

Lawsuits Against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabiltiation Center #1 – The Estate of Marianne Woodmore v. Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

The second of the open lawsuits against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center was brought by the estate of Marianne Woodmore on August 23, 2017.  The Complaint alleges that the facility “failed to recognize that Marianne Woodmore had clear signs of having aspirated“.  According to the allegations in the complaint, the lack of care provided by the facility caused the death of Ms. Woodmore.  This case has went to arbitration in April of 2018 because the decedent signed an arbitration agreement.

Beyond Lawsuits Against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center – How Does The Facility’s Inspection Reports Look?

Since 2008, there have been many lawsuits against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Additionally, there have been 5 adminstrative fines levied by the state against the facility.

Fine #1 – 08/12/2008

The 2008 infraction, which resulted in a fine of $13,500, was related to a failure to ensure safety at the facility.  Specifically, the facility failed to lock the doors to a second story room with unlocked windows, which led to one of the ten sampled residents to fall from the second story.

Fine #2 – 06/15/2010

The 2010 infraction, which resulted in a fine of $5,000, was related to a failure to prevent an accident.  Specifically, the facility failed to use adequate fall precautions on an at-risk resident. The resident fell off of a bed and broke both legs and their shoulder because bed rails were not properly placed.

Fine #3 – 02/19/2015

The 2015 infraction, which resulted in a fine of $1,000, was related to a failure to record keeping at the facility.  Specifically, the facility failed to keep complete and accurate medical records. This led to a resident receiving incorrect medication.

Fine #4 – 06/09/2016

The June 2016 infraction, which resulted in a fine of $500, was related to a failure to failing to run required background checks on employees for criminal backgrounds.

Fine #5 – 08/22/2016

Shockingly, in August of 2016, the facility was fined another $500 for failing to run required background checks on employees for criminal backgrounds.

Why Choose Senior Justice Law Firm for Lawsuits Against Ridgecrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center?

Senior Justice Law Firm is dedicated to pursuing justice for loved ones injured in nursing homes.  Allow us to utilize our experience to help you with your potential case.  Call us today for a hassle-free consultation at 561-717-0817.

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