Recent MDH Finding of Neglect at First Phoenix in Ramsey
MDH Cites First Phoenix with Medication Error
In a report dated July 13, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health alleged that a client was neglected when s/he did not receive his/her medications for 10 days and developed labored
Heart Medication Missed At First Phoenix, Stoney River Ramsey
Based on a preponderance of the evidence neglect of healthcare occurred when staff failed to administer the client’s prescribed congestive heart failure medication resulting in the client experiencing acute congestive heart failure symptoms and collapsed lung requiring hospitalization and medical treatment.
The client was oxygen dependent, with a diagnosis of congestive heart failure, and had experienced assistance from staff with medication administration several times a day. The client had a physician’s order for Lasix (Furoemide, a “water pill” medication used to treat fluid retention and swelling caused by congestive heart failure) 80 milligrams in the morning and another 40 milligrams to be administered at noon. The client did not receive the Lasix for multiple days.
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If you have concerns about medication errors, improper use of medical equipment, falls or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.