Allegation of Neglect of Health Care Against Inver Grove Heights WP LLC
In a report dated January 11, 2016, Inver Grove Heights WP LLC was investigated for an allegation that a client was neglected when the staff, alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to test the client’s blood sugar level and did not administer the client’s insulin over the course of two days. The client because confused, was vomiting, had rapid respirations and was hospitalized.
Substantiated Neglect Medication Error Inver Grove Heights WP LLC
Based on a preponderance of evidence, neglect of health occurred when staff didn’t check the client’s blood sugar and administer the client’s insulin as prescribed over two days. The client required medical treatment at the hospital.
The client had a diagnosis of diabetes and dementia and required assistance with medication administration including insulin administration. The client received regularly scheduled insulin at bedtime. In addition, the client required blood sugar checks four times a day with administration of insulin based on the result of the blood sugar reading.
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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.