Westridge Pinnacle Care is the subject of a lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General after the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services found a “threat to the health and safety of the residents” at the facility accused of nursing home abuse.
According to the investigator’s report:
– A staff member was arguing with one of the disabled residents, who wanted to call his mother to go home because he didn’t feel well and reportedly came to blows. The staff member allegedly put the resident in a headlock and shouted, “You’re not going to be violent! I’m the only one that is going to be violent! If you do it again, I’ll bite your face off!”
– The facility was operating without a valid license. Reportedly, the facility’s request for licensure was denied on March 16, 2010 but there are no indications as to why.
A judge issued a temporary restraining order against the facility and ordered the state to place residents in a safe facility.