Resident is Burned by Heater at Heritage Manor in Chisholm Minnesota
In a report from the MDH dated July 12, 2016, it was alleged that the facility failed to provide adequate supervision when the resident’s foot rested on a heater and was burned. The resident was hospitalized and is expected to die.
Burns of Resident at Heritage Manor Lead To Complaint of Neglect
Based on the preponderance of the evidence neglect occurred when the facility positioned the resident’s bed alongside a heat register and resident’s foot was burned. In addition, the resident’s burn deteriorated over the next five days and the facility staff did not notify the physician in order to obtain treatment for the burn. The burns because infected and the resident developed sepsis, which led to the resident’s death.
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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.