If a loved one has suffered an injury or wrongful death due to poor care at a nursing home, call the experienced Lake Worth attorneys at Senior Justice Law Firm for a no-cost consultation. There have been multiple Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center Lawsuits over the past few years that allege nursing home negligence and abuse. If your loved one has suffered at Medicana Nursing and Rehab in Palm Beach, call us today.
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Background Information on Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center
Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center is a nursing home under Chapter 400 of the Florida Statutes. Medicana Nursing and Rehab is located at 1710 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth, FL 33460. The facility is relatively large, with 117 beds consisting of 1 private room, 26 2-bed rooms and 16 4-bed rooms. The Licensee of the facility is called Sovereign Healthcare of Medicana LLC and the management company is Southern Healthcare Management LLC. These entities are ultimately owned and controlled by Sovereign Healthcare, which owns many facilities across the country. Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center lawsuits generally name the Licensee, the Management Company and Sovereign Healthcare as defendants.
Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center Lawsuits
There have been three Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center lawsuits filed in the last three years. Each of these lawsuits was settled prior to a trial being completed.
E/O Japeth Daniels v. Sovereign Healthcare of Medicana, LLC d/b/a Medicana Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
The most recent Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center Lawsuit was filed on May 17, 2017. According to the Complaint, Medicana Nursing & Rehab violated Mr. Daniels’s nursing home resident’s rights by, among other violations:
- failing to properly supervise him;
- failing to implement appropriate fall precautions;
- failing to prevent Mr. Daniels from suffering falls and unexplained injuries;
- failing to provide adequate nutrition and hydration;
- failing to maintain adequate records;
- failing to prevent aspirational pneumonia;
- failing to provide adequate staff;
The Complaint alleges that these failures were a direct cause of Mr. Daniels’s untimely death.
E/O Geraldine Baird v. Sovereign Healthcare of Medicana, LLC d/b/a Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center
The second most recent lawsuit against Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center was filed on August 25, 2016. According to the Complaint, the Facility violated the resident rights of Ms. Baird, including the right to be free from mental and physical abuse. The Complaint alleges the Facility violated Section 400.022 of the Florida Statutes by not “providing adequate staff with sufficient training to implement [resident’s rights required under Section 400].” According to the Complaint, this lack of appropriate staffing led to “loss of dignity; bodily injury; pain and suffering; mental anguish; discomfort; aggravation of an existing disear or physical defect [and] medical, hospital and nursing expenses”. Sadly, it is alleged that the negligence on behalf of Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center caused the death of Ms. Baird.
E/O Odette Audate v. Sovereign Healthcare of Medicana, LLC d/b/a Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center
Another Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center lawsuit was filed on January 19, 2016. In this case, the estate of Ms. Audate argued that poor care provided at Medicana led to her death. This case settled out of court prior to trial.
How Do I Know if I Have a Lawsuit Against Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center?
Nursing home litigation is very fact specific, and is not always clear cut. As the aforementioned Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center lawsuits show, a case can be brought for different types of mistreatment. The best way to determine if you have a case is to contact experienced long-term care abuse attorneys like the lawyers at Senior Justice Law Firm. We focus our practice on cases against nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals and have significant experience getting settlement and awards for our clients.
If you want to speak about mistreatment at Medicana Nursing and Rehab Center, call Senior Justice Law Firm for a free consult