Allegation of Neglect After Failure to Administer Medication at Golden LivingCenter Hopkins
In a report dated January 26, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health alleged that a resident was neglected when the facility staff failed to administer medication as prescribed by the physician. Resident missed multiple doses of Coumadin and was hospitalized with an infarction to the right temporal lobe and was found to be in atrial fibrillation.
Complaint by MDH Against Golden LivingCenter Hopkins Substantiated Neglect
Based on a preponderance of the evidence, neglect did occur when the resident did not receive an anticoagulant medication for nine days because of transcription error. The resident developed blood clots, had a stroke and died.
The resident was admitted to the facility for care of a pressure ulcer and also had a history of a stroke, a atrial fibrillation. The resident was on long term anticoagulant therapy with warfarin (Coumadin). The resident had been at the facility for several weeks, laboratory blood tests to determine the clotting time of the resident’s blood had been completed.
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If you have concerns about medication errors, falls, fractures, financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.