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Heritage House of Milaca Neglect After Serious Burn Injuries

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 28th February 2017 | Category: Burn Injuries, Elder Physical Abuse | RSS Feed
Serious Burn Injuries Suffered to Resident at Heritage House of Milaca

Serious Burn Injuries Suffered to Resident at Heritage House of Milaca

Heritage House of Milaca Neglect Due to Horrific Oxygen Burn Injuries

In a report dated February 3, 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health, alleged that a resident at Heritage House of Milaca was not supervised when the resident had oxygen and an oxygen mask on, lit up a cigarette and sustained burns to the side of the face and lungs. Staff extinguished the fire and called for emergency medical services. The resident was transferred to a hospital and then transferred to a burn unit at a second hospital.

Heritage House of Milaca Preventable Burns to Resident Using Oxygen

The MDH Substantiated Complaint of Neglect continues: based on a preponderance of evidence, neglect occurred when the staff failed to provide adequate supervision, and a client lit a cigarette, while using the liquid oxygen, and was burned.

The client had a diagnosis that included chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and schizophrenia.  The client received home care services and required assistance with oxygen management.  The client was a known smoker; however, the risks related to smoking with oxygen were not assessed, and the only clear rule from the home care provider was no smoking indoors.  The client was mostly compliant with removing the oxygen tank prior to going outside to smoke, but staff were aware the client sometimes smoke outside with the oxygen tank still attached, either turning the flow off or pulling the oxygen tubing away from his/her nose.

On the day of incident, a staff member assisted the client outside to get fresh air on the patio.  The client had his/her liquid oxygen tank attached to the wheelchair and was using a nasal cannula to deliver oxygen with the flow on.  The client received a cigarette from another client while on the patio.  When the client used the lighter, the oxygen tubing ignited.  The client removed the oxygen tubing from his/her nose and walked away from the wheelchair and the oxygen tank.  A staff member assisted the client inside through a door furthest from the fire, while another staff member called emergency services and extinguished the fire.  The client was given a cold wash cloth to apply to the burns on the side of the face and was transported to the hospital.

The client was transferred to a burn unit to treat his/her injuries.  The client had a second degree burns to the right side of the face including, the cheek, nose, eyelid, and eyebrow.  In addition, the client experienced soot and burn damage to his lungs and airway.  The client required intubation for two days and a feeding tube for ten days.   The client was hospitalized for sixteen days and discharged back to the home care provider with ongoing physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy (for swallowing concerns).  The client continued to require ointment treatment to the facial burns.

The client was interviewed while in the hospital.  The client remained on tube feedings, and was on oxygen, and required treatment of the burns.  The client was lethargic, but able to arouse to answer questions.  The client stated s/he had forgotten to take his/her oxygen prior to lighting a cigarette.

Heritage House of Milaca – Report Abuse and Neglect

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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.

Hold Negligent Providers Like Heritage House of Milaca Accountable

Attorney Kenneth LaBore has handled many preventable serious and fatal burn injuries, many due to the failure to follow safety policies and procedures related to oxygen use and smoking.    Burns can also happen from scalding water, heaters and electric pads and blankets and other ways.

If you have concerns about burn injuries 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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Physical Abuse by Staff

Physical Abuse by Staff Heritage House of Milaca Minnesota

Heritage House of Milaca Complaint Findings for Exploitation

In a report concluded on January 31, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Heritage House of Milaca for exploitation by staff.

The allegation is abused based on the following:  Employee (A), alleged perpetrator (AP) grabbed Client #1’s wrist causing bruising on Client #1’s hand and wrist.

Substantiated Complaint Against Heritage House of Milaca

According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, elder abuse is a growing problem. While we don’t know all of the details about why abuse occurs or how to stop its spread, we do know that help is available for victims. Concerned people, like you, can spot the warning signs of a possible problem, and make a call for help if an elder is in need of assistance.

•Physical Abuse
•Sexual Abuse
•Emotional or Psychological Abuse
•Neglect
•Abandonment
•Financial or Material Exploitation
•Self-neglect

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 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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Resident at Gracepointe Cross Gables Suffers Coffee Burns

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 27th September 2016 | Category: Burn Injuries | RSS Feed
Resident at Gracepointe Cross Gables East in Cambridge Suffers Scalding Burns from Hot

Resident at Gracepointe Cross Gables East in Cambridge Suffers Scalding Burns from Hot Coffee

Hot Coffee Leads to Burns of Resident at Gracepointe Cross Gables East in Cambridge Minnesota

In a report dated, August 1, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health alleged that a resident was neglected when a facility staff failed to provide safe temperatures of food/drink.  The resident developed blisters when s/he spilled their hot coffee.

MDH Cites Gracepointe Cross After Resident Burnt By Coffee

Based on a preponderance of the evidence neglect occurred when staff gave the resident hot coffee without a lid on two separate occasions and the resident sustained first and second degree burns to the chest and abdomen.

The resident’s care plan directed staff to give the resident all fluids in a hard covered mug with hard lid to prevent spills.  Staff encouraged the resident to eat and drink independently.  The resident’s ability to eat and drink, and provided physical assistance when the cues were not effective.  The resident was severely cognitively impaired.

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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Allegation of Neglect at Fairview Home Care in Minneapolis

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 6th September 2016 | Category: Burn Injuries | RSS Feed
Hot Water Scald Injuries to Resident at Fairview Home Care and Hospice in Minneapolis

Hot Water Scald Injuries to Resident at Fairview Home Care and Hospice in Minneapolis

Burn Injuries at Fairview Home Care in Minneapolis

In a report from the MDH dated August 2, 2016, it is alleged that a client was neglected when the agency staff soaked the client’s feet in too high temperature of water.  The client was transported to the hospital and referred to the Burn Unit with 2nd and 3rd degree burns to his/her feet.

Client Burned From Hot Water at Fairview Home Care and Hospice

Based on a preponderance of the evidence neglect occurred when the AP failed to provide adequate care and services for the client.  The AP did not follow agency protocol when s/he failed to adequately test the water temperature and have the client test the water temperature before soaking the client’s feet.  When the AP removed the client’s feet from the water, the client’s feet were red and blistered.  The client was hospitalized for third degree burns to both feet for 51 days.

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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Northland Assisted Living Duluth Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 30th March 2015 | Category: Burn Injuries | RSS Feed
Scalding Water, Burns and Blisters

Scalding Water, Burns and Blisters, Northland Assisted Living Duluth Minnesota

Northland Assisted Living Duluth Complaint Findings for Neglect – Burns

In a report concluded on January 10, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Northland Assisted Living Duluth for neglect of health care – burns.

The allegation is neglect based on the following: Client #1’s feet were placed in water for a foot soak by the alleged perpetrator (AP).  the water was too hot and the client suffered 2nd degree burns on his toes.

Substantiated Neglect Hot Water Burn at Northland Assisted Living Duluth

According to nlm.nih.gov, causes of burns from most to least common are:

•Fire/flame
•Scalding from steam or hot liquids
•Touching hot objects
•Electrical burns
•Chemical burns

Burns can be the result of:

•House and industrial fires
•Car accidents
•Playing with matches
•Faulty space heaters, furnaces, or industrial equipment
•Unsafe use of firecrackers
•Kitchen accidents, such as a child grabbing a hot iron or touching the stove

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 burns, scalds 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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Knute Nelson Alexandria Neglect Heater Burns After Resident Falls from Bed

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 25th March 2015 | Category: Burn Injuries, Failure to Provide CPR, Failure to Resond to Change in Condition, Fall Injuries, Financial Exploitation | RSS Feed
Resident at Knute Nelson Alexandria Suffers Third Degree Burns After Prolonged Exposure to Radiator - Radiator Burns

Resident at Knute Nelson Alexandria Suffers Third Degree Burns After Prolonged Exposure to Radiator – Radiator Burns – Baseboard Heater Burn Injuries

Resident Falls and Suffers Burns at Knute Nelson Alexandria

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health, dated April 22, 2016, it was alleged that Knute Nelson Alexandria was neglected when s/he fell and was burned by the baseboard heater in the resident’s room.

Knute Nelson Alexandria – Baseboard Radiator Burn Injuries

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, neglect occurred when the facility failed to assess the risk for burns from a baseboard heater in the resident’s room.  The resident rolled out of bed, came in contact with the heater, and sustained first, second, and third degree burns to the left hip and right foot including the heel and great toe.

The resident’s diagnoses included peripheral neuropathy or decreased feeling to the lower extremities.  The resident was capable of making his/her needs known to staff but required the assistance from others for decision making.  Due to declining health, the resident was provided with hospice care.  At the time of the fall, the resident required extensive assistance from two staff and a walker for ambulation, two staff for repositioning, transfers, toilet use, and a wheelchair for mobility for longer distances.  The resident had a history of falls at the facility and care plan interventions included keeping the call light and commonly used items within the resident’s reach, reminding the resident of safety precautions, providing proper footwear, and staying with the resident in the bathroom with toileting.  At the time of the fall, the facility had implemented an alarm that alerted staff of the resident’s attempt at self-transfers.

Early one morning, staff entered the resident’s room responding to the silent alarm notification.  The resident was lying between the bed and the baseboard heater his/her left hip and foot in contact with the heater.  The left hip burn was not measured but determined to be first degree.  The burn to the right foot measured 17 centimeters (cm) by 5 cm with weeping blisters present on the right heel and great toe.  The burn was second degree.  There was a third degree burn to a small area of the right great toe that measured .25 cm by 3 cm.  The area was white with hard skin.  The resident had an order for morphine sulfate for moderate to severe pain and staff provided the medication.

An interview with a staff member established when s/he found the resident on the floor touching the baseboard heater, s/he placed her/his leg between the heater and the resident to protect him/her from the heat.  The staff said the baseboard heater was hot and it was difficult to keep her/his leg on the heater until help arrived.

At the time of the fall, the resident’s bed was positioned parallel to the electric baseboard heater with a nightstand between the bed and heater.  There was approximately 19.5 inches between the resident’s bed and the heater.  During an onsite visit, the surface of the baseboard heater taken with a laser infrared device was 130 degrees Fahrenheit.  There was no prior assessment of the burn risk to the resident from the baseboard heater located in the resident’s room.

At the time of the incident, the facility had no policy or system in place to monitor the surface temperature of the baseboard heater.   Of the five resident rooms with the same type of baseboard heater, none of the beds were positioned close to the heater.

The resident passed away two days after the incident.

The death certificate indicated the primary cause of death was pneumonia.

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Nursing Home Neglect Failure to Provide CPR

Nursing Home Neglect Failure to Provide CPR at Knute Nelson Alexandria Minnesota

Substantiated Complaint Against Knute Nelson Alexandria – Medication Theft

In a report concluded on February 8, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health cites the facility for exploitation – drug diversion.

It is alleged that a resident was financially exploited when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP), took the resident’s medications for his/her own use.  The AP confessed to facility management to taking the medications.

Based on a preponderance of the evidence financial exploitation did occur when the alleged perpetrator (AP) took two tablets of Percocet (a narcotic used to treat moderate to severe pain) that belongs to the resident for the AP’s own personal use.

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Knute Nelson Alexandria Complaint Findings for Neglect – No CPR

In a report concluded on June 4, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Knute Nelson Alexandria for neglect of health care – failure to provide CPR.

It is alleged that neglect occurred when two licensed nurses did not initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when a resident was found not breathing and pulseless.  The resident’s advanced directives indicated that resident wanted CPR to be started.

Based on a preponderance of the evidence neglect occurred, when nursing staff failed to initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as directed by the resident’s signed resuscitation guideline form.

When MDH interviewed the physician/medical director stated that staff should have initiated CPR, called transferred the resident to the hospital.   The physician indicated that the facility policy directs staff to initiate CPR (unless designated as do not resuscitate/do not intubate) as the signs of death as difficult to gauge and are open to personal interpretation.

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 failure to provide CPR, burn injuries or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Jones Harrison Residence Minneapolis Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 24th March 2015 | Category: Burn Injuries, Failure to Resond to Change in Condition | RSS Feed

 

Burns and Blisters from Coffee

Burns and Blisters from Coffee, Jones Harrison Residence Minneapolis

Jones Harrison Residence Minneapolis Complaint Findings for Neglect – Coffee Burns

In a report concluded on June 7, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Jones Harrison Residence Minneapolis for neglect of health care, coffee burns.

It is alleged that neglect occurred when a resident received blisters to her left forearm when coffee was spilled.

Substantiated Neglect After Coffee Spill With Burns At Jones Harrison Residence Minneapolis

The preponderance of evidence establishes that neglect is substantiated when the AP gave hot coffee to a resident in a Styrofoam cup without a lid and the resident sustained a second degree burn to the left forearm.  The preponderance of evidence also establishes that neglect is substantiated when the facility staff failed to notify the physician of the resident’s burn, resulting in delay of medical treatment to the resident for 48 hours.

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 elder burns 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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Golden Living Center Meadow Lane – Third Degree Burn – Scald Injuries

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 17th March 2015 | Category: Burn Injuries, Failure to Resond to Change in Condition, Pressure Ulcers | RSS Feed
Third Degree Burns to Resident From Hot Soup at Golden LivingCenter Meadow Lane Benson

Third Degree Burns to Resident From Hot Soup at Golden Living Center Meadow Lane Benson

Golden Living Center Meadow Lane Benson Allegation of Neglect After Resident Suffers Third Degree Burns From Hot Soup

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health, dated January 30, 2017, it is alleged that Golden LivingCenter Meadow Lane Benson was neglected when staff failed to adequately supervise a resident who needed assistance with meals.  The resident sustained a burn with blisters which required medical attention.

Golden Living Center Meadow Lane Neglect Substantiated After Burn Injuries to Resident

Based on a preponderance of evidence, neglect occurred when staff left the resident unsupervised.  The resident spille hot soup on his/her lap causing first, second, and third degree burns to the resident’s upper left thigh.

The resident’s diagnoses included Alzheimer’s disease with delusional disorder.  The resident had a history of reaching out for food and spilling liquids.  At times, the resident was capable of independently eating finger foods with staff assistance.  The resident had limited vision and often did not wear his/her glasses.  The resident required a wheel chair for mobility and the assistance from one to two staff to complete all activities of daily living.

During an evening meal, staff served the resident a bowl of hot soup.  Staff left the meal in front of the resident at the dining room table.  The resident grabbed the bowl and the soup spilled on the resident’s upper legs.  A nurse immediately assessed the resident’s abdomen and observed no redness.  When the resident finished his/her meal, the resident was brought back to the resident’s room so staff could assess the resident’s skin where the soup made contact with upper legs, but the resident declined to remove his/her pants, staff observed a 9 centimeter (cm) by 7 cm red draining wound with the top layer of peeling skin to the resident’s upper left thigh.  A nurse applied an antibiotic ointment and covered the wound with a dressing.  The resident was scheduled to see a doctor the following morning.

At the time of the incident, the resident’s care guide for eating instruction directed staff to provide supervision with limited assistance using a lip plate or raised edge plate.  The care guide instructed staff to offer the resident assistance and/or cues with meals.  Interviews were conducted with staff members working the evening the resident was burned; none of the staff could remember serving the resident the meal.  Staff indicated the resident was not always supervised at meal times, frequently reached for food in constant staff supervision to assist with meals.  Some staff provided constant supervision for the resident with meals, while other staff might leave to assist other residents or continue to distribute meals to other residents.  The nurse indicated the facility should have been aware the resident was a potential risk for burns with hot items.

Review of the resident’s medical record establish the resident was diagnosed with first, second, and third degree burns on the resident’s upper left thigh measuring 20 cm by 20 cm.  To treat the serious burns, the resident required Tylenol for pain before daily dressing changes including application of Silvadene crème  Subsequent doctor visits were required to monitor the healing.

 

Failure to Respond to Changing Condition, Sores

Failure to Respond to Changing Condition, Sores Golden Living Center Meadow Lane

Golden Living Center Meadow Lane Complaint Findings for Neglect

In a report concluded on January 27, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Golden Living Center Meadow Lane for neglect of health care.

Based on a preponderance of the evidence neglect is substantiated.  The resident developed cold-like symptoms and continued to decline at the facility.  Staff monitored the resident, but did not notify the physician when the resident’s condition worsened.  In addition, upon admission to the hospital, the resident was noted to have multiple areas of skin breakdown.

Hospital records document the patient was unresponsive upon arrival to the hospital.  The admission vital signs included: temperature: 100.2 F, respiratory rate: 47 breaths per minute, blood pressure: 137/71 mm hg, oxygen saturation: 92% with face mask oxygen at 15 liters per minute.  The resident was diagnosed with left lower lobe pneumonia and acute pre-renal failure.  The resident was noted to have “extremely poor” skin hygiene with extensive breakdown noted over the sacral area with evidence of skin loss and early muscle breakdown.  Wound documentation revealed a bruised and reddened area near the coccyx, the right buttock had multiple areas that appear to be friction tears all measuring 0.5 cm x 0.5 cm, the coccyx area had a stage 3 wound measured 1.5 cm round, the right buttock had multiple eraser size, stage 2 open areas in a 10 cm long by 5 cm long area.  All of the open areas have granulating wound beds.  The left buttock has a 11 cm wide by 12.5 cm long area with a stage 2 ulcer with a 5.4 cm by 2.0 cm wide open area within that.  There is a 3.2 cm long by 1.0 cm wide stage 2 open area just distal to the 11 cm by 12.5 cm area on the left buttock.  The resident died at the hospital four days after admission.  The cause of death was pneumonia.

Golden LivingCenter Meadow Lane – Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect

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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 pressure sore injuries or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Foley Nursing Center Foley Neglect – Hot Pack Burn Injury

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 15th March 2015 | Category: Burn Injuries | RSS Feed
Prevent Hot Water Burn Injuries Foley Nursing Center Foley Minnesota

Prevent Hot Water Burn Injuries Foley Nursing Center Foley Minnesota

Foley Nursing Center Foley Complaint Findings for Neglect – Burns

In a report concluded on May 11, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Foley Nursing Center Foley for neglect of health care.

The allegation is neglect based on the following: Resident #1 was not provided with adequate nursing care and monitoring when a hot pack applied to her back resulted in a 2nd degree burn.

Foley Nursing Center Foley Minnesota – HOT LIQUIDS BURN LIKE FIRE

According to burnprevention.org, a scald injury can happen at any age. Children, older adults and people with disabilities are especially at risk. Hot liquids from bath water, hot coffee and even microwaved soup can cause devastating injuries. Scald burns are the second leading cause of all burn injuries and the #1 cause of burn injury to small children.

Time & Temperature Relationship to Severe Burns

Water temp chart – time for a third degree burn to occur:

Time for a Third Degree Burn to Occur - Water Temperature

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 burn injuries or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Field Crest Care Center Hayfield – Hot Water Burns – Neglect – Hot Bath

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 3rd March 2015 | Category: Burn Injuries | RSS Feed
Scalding Water, Burns and Blisters from Bathing

Scalding Water, Burns and Blisters from Bathing, Field Crest Care Center

Field Crest Care Center Hayfield Complaint Findings for Neglect in Bath – Burns

In a report concluded on April 15, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Field Crest Care Center Hayfield for neglect of health care.

It is alleged that neglect occurred when a resident sustained burns and blisters on his mid calves and feet when the alleged perpetrator lowered the resident into a bath tub.  The resident has been admitted to the hospital for treatment of burns/blisters.

Substantiated Neglect Field Crest Care Center Hayfield – Burn Injuries

Based on a preponderance of evidence, neglect occurred when the resident sustained second degree burns to both lower legs, during a staff-assited tub bath at the facility.  The burns required emergency medical evaluation and hospitalization; the resident suffered pain from the burns.

The resident exhibited cognitive impairment, limitations with left-sided mobility (including paralysis) and nerve damage.  The nerve damage resulted in a loss of sensation to the resident’s lower legs, which could sometimes affect the resident’s ability for sensing water temperature.  The resident required one staff person to assist with bathing services and two staff persons to assist with transfers in and out of the tub.

Staff interviews, established that, on one day prior to the resident’s burn injuries, multiple facility staff knew that problems existed with the water temperature in the bath tub, which was used the following day for the resident’s bath.  Also on the day prior to the resident’s bath, staff observed a temperature reading of the bath tub water that was approximately twenty degrees above the highest allowable water temperature set by the facility and staff discovered no cold water flowed of this tub’s facet.  The bath aide on this day did not use this tub room for resident baths and reported this problem to licensed nursing staff.  Staff took no further action regarding the prevention or evaluation of this water hazard, until after the resident’s incident involving burn injuries.

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 scalding burns, shower or bath injury or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 6123-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Belgrade Nursing Home Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 3rd March 2015 | Category: Burn Injuries, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect | RSS Feed
Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing Home Neglect, Belgrade Nursing Home

Belgrade Nursing Home in City Complaint Findings for Neglect

In a report concluded on June 7, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Belgrade Nursing Home for neglect of healthcare.

Allegation(s): The allegation is neglect based on the following: Resident #1 was not provided with adequate supervision and monitoring to ensure a safe environment when she was found with burns on legs which resulted from placement of hot packs.

Substantiated Neglect Against Belgrade Nursing Home

According to ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, a retrospective study was done in 864 patients with contact burns who discharged from our hospital from January 2005 to December 2008. The following parameters were compared between patients with contact burns from therapeutic modalities and from other causes: general characteristics, burn extent, cause of burn injury, place of occurrence, burn injury site, treatment methods, prevalence of underlying disease, and length of hospital stay were compared between patients with contact burns.

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 burn injuries or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder 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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