Lawsuits and Deficiencies at Tulip Special Care Nursing Home

Tulip Nursing Home Philadelphia Lawsuits

Background Information on Tulip Special Care, LLC.

Tulip Special Care, LLC. is a relatively small nursing home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The facility has 60 beds and is located on 3300 Henry Avenue.  Medicare has given Tulip Special Care, LLC. a rating of one out of five stars on their Care Compare site. This rating is based on the results of health inspections, staffing levels at the facility, and the quality of resident care. An overall rating of one out of five stars is considered to be a “much below average” rating.

Tulip Special Care, LLC. is a for-profit corporation. In 2020, the nursing home was fined by Medicare for failing to correct a citation. Tulip Special Care, LLC. has had numerous lawsuits filed against them for nursing home abuse and medical malpractice. The most recent lawsuit against the facility was filed on January 7, 2022.

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Lawsuits Against Tulip Special Care, LLC. for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations

Tucker-Clark, Phyllis E/O vs. Tulip Special Care, LLC.

Sabrena Tucker, the administrator of the estate of the late Phyllis Tucker-Clark, filed a lawsuit against Tulip Special Care, LLC. in January 2022 for nursing home abuse and neglect.

Curry, Kevin M. E/O vs. Tulip Special Care, LLC.

On behalf of the deceased Kevin Curry, Michael Curry filed a medical malpractice suit against Tulip Special Care, LLC. in November 2021.

Hilsee, Robert C. E/O vs. Tulip Special Care, LLC.

The representative of the late Mr. Hilsee, Dianne Hilsee, filed a lawsuit in October 2021 against Tulip Special Care, LLC. for medical malpractice.

Branch, Patricia E/O vs. Tulip Special Care, LLC.

Angela Moton, the Attorney-in-Fact for the late Ms. Branch, filed a lawsuit on behalf of the deceased against Tulip Special Care, LLC. in February 2021 for nursing home abuse.

Deficiencies at Tulip Special Care, LLC. for Resident Care Violations

February 1, 2021, Inspection at Tulip Special Care, LLC.

Staff at Tulip Special Care, LLC. failed to prevent the development of a resident’s bed sore. When the resident’s bed sore was first noted in the facility’s medical records, the wound was determined to be a stage one on the resident’s sacrum. The facility failed to prevent the wound from growing larger and tunneling. The resident was eventually admitted to the hospital for wound care. Upon record review, it was determined that while the resident’s wife was notified of the wound when it first developed, she was not notified that the wound had gotten worse.

February 5, 2020, Inspection at Tulip Special Care, LLC.

Based on observation, review of clinical records and facility procedures, and interviews, it was determined that the facility had failed to provide documentation signifying the need of physical restraints for two residents with restraints.

This investigation also found that the facility failed to provide activities to meet all residents’ needs, as well as failed to provide residents the opportunity to participate in resident groups.

April 6, 2019, Inspection at Tulip Special Care, LLC.

During an inspection at the facility, it was determined that the facility had failed to complete a thorough investigation for a resident who died expectantly in the building. The facility failed to collect enough statements or interviews to allow the Nursing Home Administrator to determine what had happened to the deceased resident. Furthermore, the facility failed to investigate a significant discrepancy between video footage and witness statements.

 

Disclaimer

*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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