A family in Pueblo, Colorado has been awarded $3.3 million in damages following the abuse and neglect of an elderly man at a nursing home in the city.
The Belmont Lodge Health Care Center, which has a long history of substandard care, was fined for the second time in 12 months following the verdict. The facility was sued in May this year and made to pay close to $4 million for their role in the death of an 88-year-old female resident in 2011.
This time jurors decided that the facility was to blame for the neglect and abuse of 82-year-old James Sharon who had been a patient at the facility since 2011. In the time since he moved into the home Sharon had lost the use of his arms and legs and developed severe bedsores and other infections.
Belmont Lodge Health Care Center is operated by its parent company Sava Senior Care, one of the largest providers of short-term and long-term health care in the U.S. Belmont Lodge is just one of the 200 plus facilities that they manage nationwide.
Belmont Lodge was give one out of five stars in a recent Medicare health inspection. The facility also failed to meet nutrition and hygiene standards according to Department of Health and Human Services inspectors. They were also found to be inadequate in preventing bedsores. Another telling sign of the poor care standards from the home is the high turnover of registered nurses at 164% in 2011.
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