Foley Nursing Center Foley Complaint Findings for Neglect – Burns
In a report concluded on May 11, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Foley Nursing Center Foley for neglect of health care.
The allegation is neglect based on the following: Resident #1 was not provided with adequate nursing care and monitoring when a hot pack applied to her back resulted in a 2nd degree burn.
Foley Nursing Center Foley Minnesota – HOT LIQUIDS BURN LIKE FIRE
According to burnprevention.org, a scald injury can happen at any age. Children, older adults and people with disabilities are especially at risk. Hot liquids from bath water, hot coffee and even microwaved soup can cause devastating injuries. Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries and the #1 cause of burn injury to small children.
Time & Temperature Relationship to Severe Burns
Water temp chart – time for a third degree burn to occur:
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 burn injuries 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.