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Several Patient Abuse Violations Found In Detroit Michigan Nursing Homes

Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers are reporting a recent story in the Detroit Free Press about two troubled nursing homes in the City of Detroit, that still remain open regardless of the fact that federal ratings show it is one of the state’s lowest performing facilities - St. James Nursing Center in Detroit and Omni Continuing Care in Detroit. Both homes are owned by Ciena Healthcare Management. The story of these nursing homes, particularly St. James, shows that a substandard nursing home with many continuing violations can still remain open for business.

Brittany Manor in Midland, Michigan, also owned by Ciena, is also one of the state’s lowest performing nursing homes as well. However, Ciena, a nursing home chain with nearly three dozen Michigan facilities, owns both rich and poor nursing homes. Ciena recently opened its newest nursing home in Waterford, Michigan called Regency at Waterford. While the Regency shines, St. James, Omni, and Brittany have been cited again and again by state inspectors for serious abuse and neglect in patient care.

These there homes are not alone when it comes to being near the bottom in serious violations. In fact, more than three-quarters of Michigan homes received at least one violation in the last three years. All three of these homes, including others, residents have died due to some form of abuse and several incidents have failed to have been reported.

The concern and question is of many, not limiting to Ciena, but to any chain that has an extreme mix of rich and poorly financed nursing homes, why is that money being spent on building new homes instead of being spent on fixing the old, struggling places.

According to a report done by the Detroit Free Press, over the last three years, state inspectors cited Michigan’s 427 nursing homes 2.5 times on average for serious violations, meaning residents were harmed or place din immediate jeopardy because of something the nursing home did wrong. In fact, at St. James and Omni, state regulators found serious violations 11 and 13 times, respectively – the highest statewide. St. James was also the most fined home in Michigan, being fined $300,349. Altogether, Michigan levied $9.9 million in federal fines against nursing homes, more than any other state in the nation.

Our Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers represent nursing home residents and their families in lawsuits against nursing homes and residential care facilities, such as St. James of Detroit, Omni Continuing Care, and Brittany Manor in Midland. There are strict laws and regulations to protect the safety and welfare of these residents. Unfortunately, nursing home patients do not always receive appropriate care and the results can be severe and are often deadly.
If you or a family member suffers injuries due to nursing home neglect or abuse, call our office now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced Michigan nursing home neglect lawyers.  We will represent you under our No Fee Promise, meaning you do not pay any legal fees whatsoever until we win or settle your case.
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