Resident at Alex Assisted Living Falls from Patient Lift
The Minnesota Department of Health has concluded that based on a preponderance of evidence, the allegation that a client was neglected at Alex Assisted Living in Alexandria Minnesota when the client fell out and landed on the floor during a mechanical lift.
Fall from Mechanical Lift at Alex Assisted Living
The MDH investigation determined that the home care provider failed to complete regular maintenance checks on the lift equipment. As a result, a mechanical standing lift broke while lifting the client and the client injured his /her knee.
Maltreatment Due to Fall At Alex Assisted Living
There are many common of forms of elder abuse and neglect often the result of a lack of qualified well trained staff to supervise and provide the necessary resident cares. The failure to provide maintenance on specialty medical equipment such as wheelchairs, beds, and mechanical lifts is the underlying reason for many incidents which include residents being dropped or falling out of lifts, lifts tipping over with the resident, or collapsing or tipping lifts.
Most forms of elder abuse and neglect are preventable. If you are concerned about someone you love call Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation.
There are many types of ways someone can get injured in a care facility if they are not be cared for properly. Elopement or wandering can lead to many hazards including the possibility of death from freezing, burns, assaults, falls and others.
Attorney Kenneth LaBore from Guardian Legal Services, LLC has been representing victims of abuse, neglect and other injuries for decades. Our focus is on getting accountability for serious acts of maltreatment, abuse and preventable neglect.
Report Abuse and Neglect
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 physical abuse, falls, mechanical lifts, financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.