Archive for the ‘Medication Drug Error’ Category


Augustana Home Health Cited with Neglect

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 10th December 2019 | Category: Medication Drug Error, Nursing Home Care Issues | RSS Feed
Fall with Head Injury at Augustana Home Health
Fall with Head Injury at Augustana Home Health

In a recent report from MDH the state cited Augustana Home Health after a client falls and suffers head injuries.

Neglect in Catheter Care at Augustana Home Health Services in Minneapolis
Neglect in Catheter Care at Augustana Home Health Services in Minneapolis

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it was alleged that a client was neglected when facility staff failed to provide adequate catheter care that resulted in the client getting an infection that spread to the client’s blood.

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Medication Error at Augustana Home Health Services

In another report from the MDH it was alleged that a client was neglect by staff at Augustana Home Health when the alleged perpetrator (AP) changed the client’s Lantus schedule without a physician’s order. The change in schedule resulted in the client’s transfer by paramedics to the emergency department (ED).

Based on a preponderance of the evidence it was determined by MDH that neglect of health care is substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to obtain a physician’s order to change the administration schedule for the client’s long acting insulin medication (Lantus).

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

If you suspect medication errors, fall injuries or any other form of elder or vulnerable adult neglect or abuse contact the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-844-880-1574.

If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Anoka Rehab & Living Center Neglect – Injury Due to Bed Rail

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 2nd December 2019 | Category: Bed Rail Strangulation and Asphyxiation, Medication Administration Mistakes, Medication Drug Error, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect | RSS Feed
Neglect, Bed Rails, Grab Bars, Mattress, Nursing Home Bed - Anoka Rehab & Living Center

Neglect, Bed Rails, Grab Bars, Mattress, Nursing Home Bed – Anoka Rehab & Living Center

Anoka Rehab & Living Center Complaint Findings for Unexplained Injury

In a report concluded on March 3, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Anoka Rehab for an unexplained injury to patient.

It is alleged that neglect occurred with a resident was found with his/her head wedged in the gap between the mattress and the grab bar with his/her head pressing up against the grab bar.  As a result s/he sustained swelling to his/her right eye and there was an open wound to his/her head.

Anoka Rehab & Living Center Complaint Findings for Neglect of Health Care – Medications

In another report concluded on June 20, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Anoka Rehab for neglect of health care – medications.

It is alleged that neglect occurred when a resident was not provided an ordered medication approximately three weeks resulting an adverse effects.

Neglect occurred when the facility staff members changed the resident’s mattress without adjusting the placement of the grab bars, leaving a large gap between the mattress and the grab bar.  The resident’s head became entrapped in the gap resulting in swelling and an open wound to the right side of the resident’s face and right eye.

Staff members verified that the resident was found about 4:20 a.m. with his/her head entrapped between the mattress and the grab bars.  The resident’s face was swollen and there was blood and superficial open area to the outer right corner of his/her right eye.

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, medication theft, bed rails or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Kenneth LaBore Offers Free Consultations and Serves Clients Throughout the State of Minnesota Call Toll Free at 1-888-452-6589

There was also a recent complaint against Anoka Metro Rehab after a resident suffers injuries by consuming a toxic substance.

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New Journey Residence Complaint for Neglect

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 1st December 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Medication Administration Mistakes, Medication Drug Error | RSS Feed
Resident Suffers Head Injury after Fall on Stairs at New Journey Residence
Resident Suffers Head Injury after Fall on Stairs at New Journey Residence

Resident Suffers Head Injury After Fall on Stairway

It is alleged in a report from the Minnesota Department of Health that a client at New Journey Residence was neglected when the facility did not provide a safe environment and received a subdural hematoma (a collection of blood between the covering and the surface of the brain, most often the result of a head injury and frost bite to his knees. The client died 15 days later.

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The facility failed to implement safety precautions when the client had a history of exit seeking. The client was able to get outside without staff knowledge. The client had a fall, was injured, and died.

New Journey Residence Substantiated Complaint Neglect of Health Care

New Journey Residence Substantiated Complaint Neglect of Health Care

New Journey Residence In Eveleth Investigated For Neglect

It was alleged in a report dated December 24, 2015, that clients at New Journey Residence that clients are being neglected because the facility does not have adequate staffing to provide supervision, personal cares, and medical administration to the clients.

New Journey Residence Substantiated Complaint For Neglect

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, the allegation of neglect of health care is substantiated.  Neglect did occur when two clients were observed during onsite investigation to required immediate assistance and the licensee did not have sufficient trained staff to provide care.  One client required emergency care at the hospital and the second required immediate transfer to another housing with services facility.

Observations made during the onsite investigation revealed the Housing with Services Establishment has 8 memory care units and 44 additional care units.  Four clients resided on the memory care unity 26 clients resided on another unit.  The licensee had 1 unlicensed professional working in the locked memory care unit and 1 unlicensed professional working in the non-memory care unit.  Client 1 and Client 2 both resided in the non-membory care unit.  In addition, the licensee had 2 kitchen staff members working and providing direct care to clients.

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, 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.

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Whispering Pines Assisted Living Cited by MDH for Theft of Medication, Sexual Abuse, Verbal Abuse

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 3rd February 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes, Medication Drug Error, Sexual Abuse | RSS Feed

This is also a recent MDH Finding of Abuse at Whispering Pines Assisted Living, verbal abuse to resident.

Whispering Pines Assisted Living Cited by MDH for Financial Exploitation, Drug Diversion

Whispering Pines Assisted Living Cited by MDH for Financial Exploitation, Drug Diversion

Whispering Pines Assisted Living Substantiated Allegation of Financial Exploitation – Drug Diversion, Sexual Abuse

In a report concluded on July 21, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Whispering Pines Assisted Living alleging that a client was financially exploited when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP) took the client’s narcotic medications for his/her own personal use.

Whispering Pines Assisted Living MDH Findings

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, financial exploitation is substantiated.  The alleged perpetrator (AP) took 76 oxycodone hydrochloride (a narcotic pain medication) 5 mg tablets that belonged to the client without the client’s permission.

The client received services from the facility for medication administration and was oriented to person, place and time.   The client was identified as having pain and required medication administration in the form of oxycodone hydrochloride up to six times per day.

Sexual Abuse Substantiated Against Multiple Residents at Whispering Pines Assisted Living

In a report concluded on June 11, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Whispering Pines Assisted Living alleging a client was abused by a staff member, the alleged perpetrator, (AP) had a sexual relationship with the client.

In a report concluded on June 11, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Whispering Pines Assisted Living alleging that another client was sexually abused by the AP who had a sexual relationship with the vulnerable adult at least once during the time of March 20 to April 3, 2015.

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 financial exploitation, sexual abuse 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.

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Revere Home Revere Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 2nd February 2019 | Category: Medication Drug Error | RSS Feed

Recent MDH Substantiated Neglect Findings at Revere Home Revere after abuse – exploitation, medication error, neglect of supervision.

Neglect Failure to Take Blood Draw

Neglect Failure to Take Blood Draw, Revere Home Revere Substantiated Complaint

Revere Home Revere Complaint Findings for Neglect – Medications

In a report concluded on December 20, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Revere Home Revere for neglect of health care medications.

The allegation is neglect based on the following: on more than one occasion, two clients were not sent their required blood draws and as a result the pharmacy would not refill their prescription for their medication (Clozaril).  The resident had to be hospitalized to re-titrate the medical dosage.

Revere Home in Revere Minnesota – Substantiated Complaint

According to registerednursern.com, as nurses enter the clinical setting, they will have to know how to draw blood as part of their clinical skills experiences. It may be necessary to draw a patient’s blood for a number of reasons, and it is necessary to draw blood from patients in a manner in which does not cause them any pain or complications.

Introduction on the Purpose of Drawing Blood

There is no way that nurses will be able to get around drawing blood during their clinical skills nursing experiences. The process of drawing blood may look easier than it is, but there is a precise manner in which to draw blood from patients. The process of drawing blood can be very dangerous for patients when their nurse lacks precise blood drawing skills. Taking the proper steps to draw blood protects the health and safety of patients and the nurse assigned to draw their blood. A successful blood drawing begins with a nurse using precision in their blood drawing skills.

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.

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Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Cited with Neglect after Lack of Monitoring – Placing Call Light Out of Reach

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes, Medication Drug Error | RSS Feed
Client at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Cited After Resident Left in Recliner Without Access to Call Light Button – Restraint

MDH Cites Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge after Placing Resident in Situation Considered a Restraint – No Access to Call Light

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge in West St. Paul was neglected the alleged perpetrator placed the client’s call button out of reach; unplugged the reclining chair, leaving it reclined; and shut the door. The client was fearful and calling out for help.

Failure to Monitor Client at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Leads to Finding of Neglect

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. While attempting to follow the client’s care plan, the alleged perpetrator (AP) unreasonably confined the client when she left the client lying flat in an electric recliner, unplugged it from the wall, and removed the client’s call light. The client was unable to reposition himself or press his call light for staff’s assistance. The client became panicked and screamed for help.

Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Cited by MDH for Medication Error

In a report from the MDH, a client at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridges was cited with neglect. The alleged perpetrator was responsible for the maltreatment. The was a preponderance of the evidence that the medication error occurred due to a failure by the alleged perpetrator (AP) to follow facility policy and procedure, on which the facility had adequately trained. The client required emergency medical care.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves medication management and administration. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Garden House Estates Cited with Neglect after Medication Error

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 12th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes, Medication Drug Error | RSS Feed
Medication Error at Garden House Estates
Medication Error at Garden House Estates

MDH Cites Garden House Estates after Administering Wrong Dose of Medication to Client

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that facility staff at Garden House Estates in Duluth administered incorrect doses of medication resulting in hospitalization.

Medication Error at Garden House Estates

Neglect was substantiated. The client went seven days without receiving a high risk medication, Coumadin (a blood thinner). The home care provider had no licensed nursing coverage and therefore missed implementing the Coumadin order. The client received emergency treatment, and experienced stress and financial burden, as a result of the home care provider’s error.

For a Free Consultation with an experienced elder abuse and neglect attorney call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048.

A common form of neglect in elder care facilities involves medication management and administration. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

If you have concerns about care provided to a resident in a nursing home, assisted living or any other type of elder care provider contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation to discuss your legal rights and options.

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Good Samaritan Albert Lea Neglect – MAGGOTS

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 10th January 2019 | Category: Medication Drug Error, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Wound Care | RSS Feed
Substantiate Neglect Against Good Samaritan Society Albert Lea after Failure to Chance Wound Dressing Leads to MAGGOTS
Substantiated Neglect Against Good Samaritan Society Albert Lea after Failure to Change Wound Dressing Leads to MAGGOTS

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.

If you have concerns about poor wound care provided at a Good Samaritan facility or any other care provider call Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation at 1-888-452-6589.

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

Neglect of Health Care - Medications

Neglect of Health Care – Medications 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 Good Samaritan Albert Lea

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.

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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Kenneth LaBore Offers Free Consultations and Serves Clients Throughout the State of Minnesota Call Toll Free at 1-888-452-6589

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Drug Diversion Anoka Rehab & Living Center

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 7th August 2018 | Category: Medication Drug Error | RSS Feed
Anoka Rehab & Living Center Medication Theft Drug Diversion
Theft of Medication – Anoka Rehab & Living

Medication Theft by Staff at Anoka Rehab

The Minnesota Department of Health found maltreatment for drug diversion at Anoka Rehab & Living Center.  It is alleged that a resident was exploited when the alleged perpetrator took his/her medication from the narcotic box.   Based on a preponderance of evidence, a resident was financially exploited when the alleged perpetrator (AP) stole the resident’s opioid pain medication for their own personal use. 

Medication Theft Improper Drug Use at Anoka Rehab & Living Center

Drug diversion is another way to say medication theft. Usually pain opioid medication such as Oxycodine or similar drugs.  Medication theft is a serious issue for seniors since they can be left to suffer from their medical conditions or surgeries and their providers believe that they are being provided the medication.  

Medication Stolen Pain Drugs at Anoka Rehab & Living

Not only does this effect the care of the residents whom the medication is taken if care providers are taking the medications themselves at work it puts all the residents at risk from lack of supervision or increased risk of error.  

Here are additional MDH complaints against Anoka Rehab

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, financial exploitation 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.

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Free Consultation on Issues of Elder Abuse and Neglect Serving all of Minnesota Toll Free 1-888-452-6589

Free Consultation on Issues of Elder Abuse and Neglect Serving all of Minnesota Toll Free 1-888-452-6589

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Medication Error Cited at Annandale Care Center

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 7th June 2017 | Category: Medication Drug Error, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Medication Administration Errors, Annandale Care Center, Wrongful Death
Medication Administration Errors, Annandale Care Center, Wrongful Death

Annandale Care Center Resident Not Provided Coumadin as Required

The Minnesota Department of Health found maltreatment when a resident at Annandale Care Center did not receive Coumadin as ordered for several days. The resident required hospitalization

Medication Mistake at Annandale Care Center

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, neglect occurred when the facility failed to follow the resident’s physician order. The resident did not receive blood thinner (Coumadin) for 15 days and died as a result of complications.

Medication Error Leads to Hospitalization for Annandale Care Center Resident

A medication error for blood thinner was not provided for over two weeks and resident dies thereafter. This is a preventable error. Staff needs to be properly trained on medication administration and nursing must ensure the residents are receiving the medication.

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection – Drug Diversion FACILITY

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, wrongful death or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Free Consultation on Issues of Elder Abuse and Neglect Serving all of Minnesota Toll Free 1-888-452-6589
Free Consultation on Issues of Elder Abuse and Neglect Serving all of Minnesota Toll Free 1-888-452-6589
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