Background Information on PruittHealth – Panama City
PruittHealth – Panama City is a for-profit nursing home in Bay County, Florida. This 77-bed facility is located at 3212 Jenks Avenue in Panama City. PruittHealth – Panama City, LLC. is part of PruittHealth, Inc.- a healthcare corporation that provides independent and assisted living, skilled nursing services, home care, and rehabilitation services to communities in the Southeast U.S.
Our attorneys have experience bringing PruittHealth nursing home neglect lawsuits.
PruittHealth – Panama City has been sued in the past for nursing home abuse and neglect allegations. In prior cases against PruittHealth Panama City, plaintiffs allege that the nursing home failed to prevent the deterioration of bed sores and development of infections. As of the date of this post, Medicare reports that the percentage of long-term residents at the facility with bed sores is 26.1%. This number is significantly higher when compared to the national average of 8.3%.
Lawsuits Against PruittHealth – Panama City for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations
The following lawsuits have been filed against PruittHealth – Panama City:
Allegations: Darrel Prohaski, the personal representative and surviving spouse of Eileen Prohaski, alleges that Mrs. Prohaski suffered a wrongful death due to the negligence of PruittHealth – Panama City. While residing in the nursing home, Mrs. Prohaski suffered multiple urinary tract infections, C. Diff, dehydration, sepsis, and deterioration of a preexisting wound due to the lack of adequate care.
Allegations: Ms. Harmon was admitted to PruittHealth – Panama City following a back surgery. She was admitted to the facility with a stage one bed sore on her coccyx. Staff at the nursing home failed to provide adequate wound care which allowed Ms. Harmon’s bed sore to deteriorate into a stage four bed sore. Ms. Harmon was hospitalized as a result of the negligence she suffered at the nursing home.
Deficiencies at PruittHealth – Panama City for Resident Care Violations
An unannounced complaint survey revealed staff-shortages in the facility. Numerous residents complained that their call bells would not be answered for thirty minutes to two hours by staff. Staff members complained of inadequate training of CNAs (certified nursing assistants) and being short-staffed.
Based on observation, staff interview, and policy review, it was determined that the facility’s Infection Preventionist (a registered nurse tasked with the duty to test for infections) failed to follow correct infection control protocol. The Infection Preventionist failed to conduct testing in an isolated area and failed to don the proper PPE (personal protective equipment).
It was found that the facility failed to create care plans for multiple residents. Six out of twenty of the residents sampled did not have a care plan in place. One resident with a history of pressure ulcers did not have a care plan in place to prevent the development of new wounds.
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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.
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