Northview Village Nursing Home

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by Founding Partner, Terry Crouppen who has more than 40 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney. Our last modified date shows when this page was last reviewed.

Northview Village nursing home in St. Louis closed abruptly in December 2023 amid mounting health citations and lawsuits alleging neglect and inadequate care. If your loved one was a resident and you suspect they suffered from neglect or abuse at the facility, our experienced Northview Village nursing home lawyers can fight for you. Contact our compassionate team for a free consultation and to understand your options for filing a Northview Village nursing home lawsuit.

Who Investigates Nursing Homes in Missouri?

Various interdependent state and federal agencies, including the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, monitor nursing home operations in the state. These agencies investigate complaints and enforce standards of care by doing the following:  

  • Conducting facility inspections to assess health and safety risks
  • Investigating complaints about abuse, negligence, or rights violations  
  • Imposing citations and six-figure civil monetary fines to punish violations 
  • Suspending new admissions
  • Freezing taxpayer revenue from Medicare and Medicaid
  • Revoking operating licenses or forcing ownership change decrees 

Penalties aim to incentivize remediation, ensure adequate staffing, implement better infection controls, reduce hazards, and end patient exploitation. When financial penalties and regulatory actions fail, the Missouri Attorney General can pursue criminal or civil lawsuits on constituents’ behalf to obtain court intervention and force overdue change to protect senior citizens. The Attorney General provides dozens of resources for the elderly and takes their quality of life seriously. 

Representatives from the Missouri Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program also make regular facility visits to investigate grievances through independent, confidential means. Ombudsman reports raise awareness about institutions that fail to properly care for their residents. 

Cases Filed Against Northview Village Nursing Home

Court documents confirm Northview Village Nursing Home has defended itself against various negligence lawsuits raising medical malpractice and wrongful death causes of action.      

While recent legal filings remain sealed, multiple lawsuits underscore how improper staffing and planning may have resulted in patient injuries and deaths. 

Brown & Crouppen’s skilled attorneys will fiercely advocate for you and your loved ones. We will tirelessly search for facts and answers among the evidence surrounding Northview Village’s abrupt closure. We have years of experience and a track record of successful settlements and verdicts to leverage when fighting for your rights. 

Penalties and Fines

Records from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services indicate Northview Village paid over $140,000 in combined federal fines for health violations involving food safety, infection risks, medication errors, nutrition standard deficiencies, and other matters discovered during routine inspections between 2021 and 2023. 

In April 2023, Medicaid auditors issued new penalties totaling an additional $23,595. They reviewed the latest inspection reports and discovered that the facility had not remedied prior violations for hazardous living conditions threatening resident welfare. 

The yearly citations and fines forewarned of potential care risks for vulnerable senior residents before the facility’s abrupt closure left approximately 170 patients urgently seeking alternative placements with minimal planning support.

Inspection Reports

As of February 2023, Northview Village Nursing Home health inspection reports identified 56 total deficiencies, three classified as infection-related. Missouri Department of Health and Human Services inspection teams repeatedly discovered worrying regulatory violations at Northview Village.

April 2021 Recertification Deficiencies

In April 2021, Northview Village received 21 citations for violations that included the following: 

  • Failure to meet wound care standards
  • Quality of life and care deficiencies where staff failed to ensure the home was free from accident hazards
  • Medication labeling errors
  • Failure to meet infection prevention standards
  • Treatment of preventable pressure ulcers caused by failure to properly position immobile patients 

August 2021 Complaint Investigation

In August 2021, a complaint investigation yielded troubling findings: 

  • Failure to timely report suspected abuse, neglect, or theft to the proper authorities
  • Failure to screen for mental or behavioral disorders
  • Failure to promptly address inspection violations 

Mounting state and federal inspection reports had signaled that unsafe conditions endangered defenseless Northview Village Nursing Home residents. The trend continued with the home’s abrupt shutdown. 

With Brown & Crouppen, your personal injury claim, you will be in capable, trustworthy hands. The Saint Louis Dispatch recognized our firm as the “Best Law Firm.” Our team of 250+ professionals is committed to fighting for justice for those injured by other’s negligence, including those affected by Northview Villages’ sudden closure.

Northview Village Nursing Home Review and Ratings

Health regulators’ care quality ratings and families’ online reviews have flagged numerous quality care issues at Northview Village Nursing Home. 

Federal Nursing Home Compare: 2 Stars

Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare gave Northview Village two stars out of five, tallying core health inspection, staffing, and medical care quality metrics against national averages. A two-star score is considered a “below average” score compared to the national average.

Google: 2.4 Stars

Google visitor reviews lamented limited activities for long-term residents and voiced complaints about ongoing cleanliness issues. Caring.com’s ratings tallied only one star out of five, focusing heavily on staff complaints, an unpleasant and gloomy atmosphere, and medication errors. 

If you were a victim of Northview Village Nursing Home, you’re not alone.

Our award-winning team at Brown & Crouppen wants to fight tirelessly for you and numerous others who suffered harm from this facility’s negligence. Our lawyers have spent countless collective hours volunteering for various causes in our community, and our compassion extends to the residents and families affected by the home’s chaotic and traumatic closure.

Take Action Against Northview Village Nursing Home

The Missouri personal injury statute of limitations for nursing home abuse is two years from the injury date. In the case of wrongful death lawsuits, the plaintiff has three years from the date of the resident’s passing. Filing after the deadline will likely result in the dismissal of your case. However, there are some exceptions to the limitations period: 

  • Discovery Rule: If an injury is not apparent when it first occurs, the statute of limitations begins to run from when the injury is discovered or when it reasonably should have been discovered.
  • Mental Incapacity: If the victim is mentally incapacitated, the statute of limitations will be suspended temporarily, or “tolled,” until the victim regains capacity.

You are not alone if you or a loved one are a victim affected by Northview Villages’ abrupt closure. If you were harmed, you have limited time to take action and hold Northview Village accountable. 

How Can Brown & Crouppen Help?

With more than 40 years of experience representing clients in nursing home abuse cases, Brown & Crouppen has the knowledge and skill to discover what transpired before and during Northview Village’s chaotic closure. 

If you suspect your loved one suffered harm at Northview Village, we can help. We can determine what caused the harm and who is responsible. We will then develop a strategy to pursue justice and hold those responsible accountable for their lapses and misconduct. 

Our skilled, compassionate lawyers offer free consultations. We have recovered more than $1 billion for our clients and want to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Let Brown & Crouppen fight for you during this challenging time.

Contact us online or call 314-501-9510 regarding your potential Northview Village nursing home lawsuit or claims. 

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