CMS Notified of Abuse, Harassment and Retaliation at Dialysis Centers
Friday, December 5, 2014 | By William Tinker | No Comments
This is report 3 of 3 sent to CMS detailing the problems patients are having with harassment, retaliation and termination of care after questioning their level of care or reporting staff abuse at clinics. Termination of Dialysis care is undertaken with no hearing, or appeal.
|Case #||Date||Clinic/Doctor||Reported Problem||Present Status|
|Case#109||9/9/14||Fresenius 3918 Montclair Rd. Suite 110 Birmingham, Al||Patient moved and was set up to go to another Fresenius unit. The new clinic refused dialysis after the move, stating she was written the previous clinic for panhandling for transportation expenses from other patients, which other patients said was not true. Her insurance paid for transportation. Feel this is in retaliation from the Social worker, as she had ask her for help.||TERMINATED. HAS NO WHERE TO GO EXCEPT HOSPITAL ER.|
|Case#110||9/9/14||Davita 9210 E. Vancouver Dr. Vancouver, WA||Patient transferred from a Fresenius to DaVita. He was dialyzed several times and then told that there were some behavioral issues from past clinic. Director called him into a meeting to sign a “Behavioral Contract” on the hearsay of the other clinic after nothing appeared to be there when accepted.||TERMINATED.|
|Case#111||9/9/14||DAVITA and Milwaukee Nephrology Group||Family complained of having no say in parents care. Dr. O. and others going outside of family that had the Power of Attorney. The Nephrologist stated patient will be doing hospice and an army can’t save her.Fresenius refused to take her.||TERMINATED FROM CARE FORCING INTO HOSPICE AGAINST PATIENTS FAMILY.|
|Case#112||9/9/14||Hospital||Was in hospital and no one was taking her.||Closed|
|Case#113||9/14||North Ridge Reseda Bld. Northridge, CA||Patient has had to go to Emergency Room due to high blood pressure after treatments, multiple times|
|Case#114||9/9/14||Davita Minnesota||Feels he is being paid back for complaining about care.|
|Case#115||9/9/14||Davita /Maryland||University of Maryland Medical Center has treated her poorly. Her crime for complaining about care. Wrote on chart she is not to be treated if she comes back distressed.||TERMINATED BY DAVITA/ University of Maryland stated in her records not to treat her when she comes back|
|Case#116||9/9/14||Davita Illinois||Forcing medications on patient, he will be turned away if he does not take the medication. Family has been refused a meeting to discuss care. They have taken any decision away from family.||FORCED MEDICATION WITHOUT FAMILY INPUT.|
|Case#117||9/9/14||Neomy DialysisBrooklyn, NY||Patient was terminated from care after another patient went ballistic and attacked her. They claimed she started it; when in fact it was the other way around as the patient was on a machine and being dialyzed. She now is forced to live in a Nursing home and has not been able to be placed, nor was any investigation done.||TERMINATED AND FORCED TO LIVE IN A NURSING HOME.|
|XXXXXXXXXXXX||NEW CASES FOR OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER. THESE ARE THE MOST PRESSING! WE WILL BE POSTING OTHER CASES IN ANOTHER WEEK.||XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX|
|Case#118||11/14||FRESENIUS 1409 E. CAPITAL DR. SHOREWOOD,WI/ DAVITA HUMBOLT RD,MILWAUKEE WI||
Patient went to St. Josephs Campus Medical Center, where the Davita staff in the hospital denied him care until he stripped down naked, and his clothes patted down. This happened even after the ER Staff assured them nothing was found. Continue.
No Police report has been submitted for the rumors at all.
|TERMINATED AND BLACKBALLED ON HEARSAY OF WORKER THAT HE COMPLAINED ABOUT HAVING TO DO DIALYSIS AND USING DAVITA’S COMPLAINT LINE. DIALYSIS ONLY IN THE NUDE.VIOLATION OF CIVIL RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS AND TO DUE PROCESS TO FACE YOUR ABUSER.HIS CRIME IS COMPLAINING ABOUT CARE WITH THE PROMISE OF PROTECTION.FRESENIUS TERMINATED HIM ON HEARSAY.
|Case#114||11/14||DCI New Orleans/Ochsner Health System,Jefferson LA||
||TERMINATED/ HOSPITAL HAS SENT THIS PATIENT HOME AND DID NOT SET BROKEN BONES. SHE WAS SENT HOME WITH NO HELP,SHE WAS|