Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls Neglect – Choking Asphyxiation

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 5th March 2015
Neglect, Choking, Asphyxiation

Neglect, Choking, Asphyxiation, Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls Minnesota

Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls Complaint Findings for Neglect

In a report concluded on March 17, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls for neglect of health care.

It is alleged that neglect occurred when a resident choked on a hot dog and bun which was not in accordance with the resident’s physician ordered diet.  The food was removed when the Heimlich maneuver was successfully performed by staff.

Resident Choked on Food at Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls

Based on a preponderance of evidence the allegation of neglect is substantiated.  The resident’s physician orders and care plan interventions directed staff to provide the resident a mechanical soft food texture diet (ground meat) without bread and bread products.  The resident was assisted by staff to eat a hotdog with a bun, choked and required the Heimlich maneuver (an emergency technique for preventing suffocation when the windpipe becomes blocked by a piece of food or other object) to dislodge the hotdog and bread.

Interviews with staff present during the incident established no one recalled placing the food in front of the resident.  The nursing assistant that fed the resident said s/he was not aware the resident should not be given a regular consistency hotdog and bread.

For more information from the Minnesota Department of Health, Office of Health Facility Complaints concerning nursing homes, assisted living and other elder care providers view resolved complaints at the MDH website.

If you have concerns about choking, asphyxiation or any form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Kenneth LaBore Offers Free Consultations and Serves Clients Throughout the State of Minnesota Call Toll Free at 1-888-452-6589

 

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