Golden Living Center Olivia Neglect Substantiated


Neglect Burn from Heater

Neglect Burn from Heater

Golden Living Center Olivia Complaint Findings for Neglect of Health Care – Burn

In a report concluded on January 9, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Golden Living Center Olivia for neglect of health care – burn on heater.

The allegation of neglect is based on the following:  a resident was found with blisters on his hand.  The blisters are from placing his hand on the heater in his room.

According to the CDC in an article designed to reduce radiator burns to children also applies to vulnerable adults as well.

There are three degrees of burns, first degree, second degree and third degree burns.  The worst of which is a thrid degree burn which penetrates the entire thickness of the skin and permanently destroys tissue.

I have seen many situations in my career as an elder abuse and neglect lawyer where someone has been seriously burned from heaters, radiators, or from hot water in showers, etc.   Most of the injuries were preventable with proper care and usually involve someone with diminished ability to sense pain and notice the burn as it occurs.

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 burn injuries, delay in care, neglect of care or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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