Northland Assisted Living Duluth Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 30th March 2015
Scalding Water, Burns and Blisters

Scalding Water, Burns and Blisters, Northland Assisted Living Duluth Minnesota

Northland Assisted Living Duluth Complaint Findings for Neglect – Burns

In a report concluded on January 10, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Northland Assisted Living Duluth for neglect of health care – burns.

The allegation is neglect based on the following: Client #1’s feet were placed in water for a foot soak by the alleged perpetrator (AP).  the water was too hot and the client suffered 2nd degree burns on his toes.

Substantiated Neglect Hot Water Burn at Northland Assisted Living Duluth

According to nlm.nih.gov, causes of burns from most to least common are:

•Fire/flame
•Scalding from steam or hot liquids
•Touching hot objects
•Electrical burns
•Chemical burns

Burns can be the result of:

•House and industrial fires
•Car accidents
•Playing with matches
•Faulty space heaters, furnaces, or industrial equipment
•Unsafe use of firecrackers
•Kitchen accidents, such as a child grabbing a hot iron or touching the stove

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 burns, scalds 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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