Failure to Respond to Medication Reaction in Resident at Oak Hills Living Center
In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health, dated May 16, 2016, it is alleged that a resident was neglected when s/he had an allegoric reaction to medication for his/her kidney infection and quit eating, drinking, and became unresponsive. The facility did not seek out emergency services when the resident became unresponsive. The resident was eventually hospitalized and was very dehydrated. In addition, the facility staff is incorrectly administering the resident’s nebulizer treatments.
Failure to Monitor Changing Symptoms and Condition at Oak Hills Living Center
Based on a preponderance of evidence neglect occurred when the facility staff failed to assess and monitor changes in the resident’s condition when the resident exhibited signs and symptoms of upper respiratory and urinary tract infections. In addition, the facility staff failed to notify the resident’s physician and/or the nurse practitioner or the resident’s change in his/her condition. The resident’s family transported the resident to the hospital and the resident required hospitalization for dehydration and kidney failure.
It was the resident’s family not the facility that arranged for transporting the resident to the hospital when the resident became unresponsive. The resident was admitted to the hospital for dehydration and kidney failure.
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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.