The MDH Cites Good Samaritan Albert Lea after MAGGOTS found in Resident’s Wound
Horrific but apparently true. According to a report from the Minnesota Department of Health a resident at Good Samaritan Society Albert Lea was neglected when facility staff failed to change a wound dressing which resulted in the resident being sent to the emergency room for maggots inside the wound.
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Based on a preponderance of evidence, neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. Maggots infested the resident’s wound after two staff failed to assess and care for the resident’s wound per physician orders.
The investigation included interviews with facility staff, including administrative staff, nursing staff, and unlicensed staff. Law enforcement was contacted. The investigation also included observations of resident wound dressing, and review of wound care assessments, treatments, and documentation.
In addition to the nasty maggots in the wound of a resident here are other examples of neglect at Good Samaritan Albert Lea
Good Samaritan Albert Lea Complaint Findings for Neglect – Medications
In a report concluded on February 28, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Good Samaritan Albert Lea for neglect of health care – medications.
It is alleged that neglect occurred when staff responsible for medication administration failed to follow a physician’s order, causing a resident’s weight to fluctuate 20 pounds in 15 days.
Substantiated Medication Error Complaint
The preponderance of evidence establishes that neglect is substantiated when multiple nursing staff failed to follow a physician’s order as a result, a resident’s diuretic was not correctly administered within the parameters specified by the physician, for 14 days. During this time, the resident’s weight fluctuated by 17 pounds.
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 medication errors or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.