Bethel Care Center Cited for Neglect Due to Failure to Attach Ventilator

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 12th February 2016
Failure to Provide Oxygen Bethel Care Center Leads to Brain Damage

Failure to Provide Oxygen
Bethel Care Center Leads to Brain Damage

Bethel Care Center Cited for Neglect By Minnesota Department of Health After Failing to Attach Resident’s Ventilator Leading to Brain Damage

In a report concluded on September 2, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Bethel Care Center alleging that a resident was neglected when the staff did not attach the resident’s ventilator during the night.  The resident suffered brain damage as a result of lack of oxygen was not expected to survive.

Based on the preponderance of the evidence, the allegation of neglect is substantiated.  Neglect occurred when the physician orders were not followed during the ventilator weaning process and the resident was removed from the ventilator two hours early.  The resident was found unresponsive around 15-20 minutes later after the ventilator was removed and died the following day.

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 financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at




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