St. John’s Nursing Center Lawsuits and Citations for Neglect

St. John's Nursing Center Lawsuits for Nursing Home Negligence

Background Information on St. John’s Nursing Center

St. John’s Nursing Center is a 181-bed nursing home in Broward County. Found at 3075 NW 35th Avenue in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, this facility is currently rated three out of five stars by Medicare. Within the past year, St. John’s received 10 health citations from standard inspections as well as complaint and infection control inspections. The average number of citations over the same time period in nursing facilities across Florida is 6. Additionally, St. John’s Nursing Center has been sued in the past for nursing home abuse and neglect. The legal business name of the facility is St. John’s Rehabilitation Hospital and Nursing Center Inc. It is operated by Catholic Health Services Inc.

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Lawsuits Against St. John’s Nursing Center for Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Allegations

The following lawsuits have been filed against St. John’s Nursing Center alleging chapter 400 nursing home negligence violations:

Quintana, Roberto E/O vs. St. John’s Nursing Center

Allegations: During his residency at St. John’s, Mr. Quintana developed two bedsores on his sacrum. One of the wounds was diagnosed as a stage four bedsore. Upon discharge from St. John’s, Mr. Quintana required several wound debridement procedures and a wound vac. Mr. Quintana passed away a few months after returning home.

Rodriguez, Manuel vs. St. John’s Nursing Center

Allegations: Mr. Rodriguez suffered numerous falls while a resident at St. John’s Nursing Center due to the lack of adequate supervision and other fall prevention measures. As a result of his falls, Mr. Rodriguez was injured. His Power of Attorney, Josephina Cuevas, sued St. John’s for nursing home negligence.

Deficiencies at St. John’s Nursing Center for Resident Care Violations

May 26th, 2022, Inspection at St. John’s Nursing Center

This inspection revealed that staff had failed to properly assess a resident’s needs and create a care plan catering to those needs upon admission. Resident #101 had been admitted to St. John’s Nursing Center with a history of falls. The resident suffered from gait and mobility issues, along with dizziness- factors which all contribute to a higher risk of falls. However, the staff member who created Resident #101’s care plan marked that Resident #101 had no history of falls and a low-medium risk of future falls. After being in the facility for several days without fall prevention measures in place, Resident #101 suffered a fall which resulted in a right hip fracture.

August 8th, 2019, Inspection at St. John’s Nursing Center

During this inspection at St. John’s Nursing Center, surveyors observed Resident #30 receiving catheter care. Resident #30 had a foley catheter in, and an active UTI (urinary tract infection). Following the observation, it was determined that one of the CNAs (certified nursing assistant) that helped with Resident #30’s catheter care had done so improperly. The CNA did not follow professional standards of care to properly and thoroughly clean Resident #30’s perineal area, which could result in bacteria spreading through the catheter to the bladder.


*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 comes from publicly filed allegations gathered from the plaintiff’s complaint. The allegations in the complaint have not been proven true. 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, statistics, 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 This material is not endorsed by the facility noted 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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