Laurels Peak Rehab Center Mankato Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 26th March 2015
Fractures Injuries from Wheelchair, Neglect in Delay of Care

Fractures Injuries from Wheelchair, Neglect in Delay of Care at Laurels Peak Rehab Center Mankato Minnesota

Laurels Peak Rehab Center Mankato Complaint Findings for Neglect – Fractures

In a report concluded on July 26, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Laurels Peak Rehab Center Mankato for neglect of health care – three fractured toes.

The allegation is neglect based on the following: Resident #1 broke three toes when Employee (D)/Nursing Assistant, the Alleged Perpetrator (AP), bumped her left foot while pushing her wheelchair.  The resident did not receive timely treatment for the injury until x-rays were taken five days later.

According to the National Institute of Health, in 2003, more than 100 000 wheelchair related injuries were treated in emergency departments in the US, double the number reported in 1991. Tips and falls accounted for 65–80% of injuries across all age groups of wheelchair users. The majority of children’s injuries occurred at locations outside of homes and institutions/hospitals in environments with stairs, ramps, and curbs (57.3%). In contrast, injuries among adult users were more likely to occur in homes, hospitals, and institutions (45–90%).

Laurels Peak Rehab Center Mankato Complaint Findings for Neglect INR

In a report concluded on April 5, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Laurels Peak Rehab Center Mankato for neglect of health care INR.

The allegation is neglect based on the following: after the INR draw, Resident #1 continued to receive Coumadin for nine days without an updated order.   This resulted in an INR of 8.

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 improper use of wheelchairs or other medical equipment or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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