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Hertitage Manor Cited After Burn Injury To Resident

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 6th November 2016 | Category: Burn Injuries | RSS Feed
Burn of Resident on Heater at Heritage Manor in Chisholm Minnesota

Burn of Resident on Heater at Heritage Manor in Chisholm Minnesota

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.

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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REM Northstar Johnson Place Crookston Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 6th April 2015 | Category: Burn Injuries | RSS Feed
Scalding Water, Burns and Blisters, Scald Burn from Coffee

Scalding Water, Burns and Blisters, Scald Burn from Coffee at REM Northstar Johnson Place in Crookston Minnesota

REM Northstar Johnson Place Crookston Complaint Findings for Neglect

In a report concluded on June 7, 2011, the Minnesota Department of Health cites REM Northstar Johnson Place Crookston for neglect of health care.

The allegation is neglect based on the following information: Client #1 received 1st and 2nd degree burns when the client was unsupervised and was able to access hot coffee that spilled on her thighs.

Substantiated Complaint Against REM Northstar Johnson Place in Crookston After Burns

According to nfpa.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.

Treat a burn right away. Cool the burn with cool water for 3–5 minutes. Cover with a clean, dry cloth. Get medical help if needed.

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 any burns or any 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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