Resident Falls After Being Left Alone Unsupervised in the Bathroom
The allegation of neglect is that a resident falls in the nursing home resulting in a fractured hip when the alleged perpetrator left him untreated in the bathroom. The resident’s Plan of Care directs the staff to remain in the room when the resident was on the toilet.
MDH Minnesota Department of Health Facility and Provider Compliance
NOTE: The following information about the facility and provider is provided by the MDH Website this blog is not a complete list of providers with Substantiated Complaints, the providers highlighted are generally those which focus on the care of disabled or elderly persons.
Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 626.5572, subd. 19; “Substantiated” means a preponderance of the evidence shows that an act that meets the definition of maltreatment, which is defined subdivision 15, as: means “abuse as defined in subdivision 2, neglect as defined in subdivision 17 or financial exploitation as defined by subdivision 9.”
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Many times the injuries suffered in a bathroom fall are serious due to the hard surfaces and include fractured hips, broken femur, fractured pelvis, head injuries, subdural hematoma, lacerations and other injuries.
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If you or a loved one has suffered an fall injury including a resident fall from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member. To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken at 612-743-9048.