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September 16, 2011

The Connecticut Public Health Department has fined Regency Heights nursing home of Danielson, Connecticut for not giving residents correct doses of prescribed medications. Inspectors found that over the past three to four months 18 residents did not get enough of their medications for illnesses such as dementia and heart disease.

The nursing home was issued a class B violation, which means that the violation created “a probability of death or serious harm in the reasonably foreseeable future.” The facility was fined the maximum amount of $3000 for the violation.

Regency Heights says they noticed the problem after an internal investigation and reported it to the Department of Health. They say they have also notified families of the victims of this form of nursing home abuse and have told them how they are correcting the problem.

A nursing home abuse lawyer can help victims of nursing home abuse or neglect receive financial compensation for the negligence of a nursing home.

source: http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/windham_cty/nursing-home-fined-over-medication-dosage-failures

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