Posts Tagged ‘Falls’


Riverview Landing Cited with Neglect after Lack of Assistance to Client who had Fallen

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 10th October 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries | RSS Feed
Riverview Landing in Ostego Cited with Neglect after Client Falls
Riverview Landing in Ostego Cited with Neglect after Client Falls

MDH Cites River Landing for Failure to Properly Respond to Fall Incident

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Riverview Landing failed to provide appropriate assistance to the client after a fall incident. The client was on the floor for two hours without any help. Gradually, the client’s condition declined, she vomited, and was transferred to the emergency room and was admitted to the intensive care unit.

Failure to Respond Leads to Neglect after Fall

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment due to inadequate training of the staff, including orientation to thee client or of how to respond to clients in an emergency situation. Staff mistakenly believed the client was an independent living client, and thus, did not appropriately assist the client following a fall. This resulted in an hour and a half delay in getting the client emergency medical attention.

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 a failure to respond when a resident has a change in condition, such as a falls with injury, change in wounds, UTIs and other changes. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

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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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Tamarack Court Cited with Neglect After Resident Fall

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 16th August 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries | RSS Feed
Tibia Fracture - Allegation of Neglect - Fractured Tibia - Tamarack Court in Bemidji
Tibia Fracture – Allegation of Neglect – Fractured Tibia – Tamarack Court in Bemidji

MDH Cites Tamarack Court Client Suffers Fractured Tibia

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Tamarack Court in Bemidji was neglected when the client fell to the floor while transferring with unknown staff. The client sustained a tibia fracture and needed an emergency room visit.

Failure to Properly Transfer Client Leads to Broken Leg

Neglect was substantiated. The facility failed to implement correct transfers for the client, causing the client to fall. The client sustained a tiba fracture.

Two staff members used a gait belt to assist the client from the recliner to a standing position. The client’s knee buckled, and he fell to the floor.

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
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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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Centracare Health Monticello Cited with Neglect after Resident Suffers Fractured Ankle

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 10th July 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries | RSS Feed
Resident at Centracare Health Monticello Suffers Fractured Ankle in Botched Transfer
Resident at Centracare Health Monticello Suffers Fractured Ankle in Botched Transfer

MDH Cites Centracare Health Monticello after Resident Injured Ankle During Transfer

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Centracare Health Monticello was neglected when the alleged perpetrator did not follow the care plan resulting in a fall. The resident sustained an ankle fracture.

Failure to Properly Transfer Resident at Centracare Health results in Fractured Ankle

Neglect was substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP) did not transfer the resident according to the resident’s plan of care, and the resident slid off the bed and broke the ankle and tibia bone in his/her left leg.

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 a failure to take the time necessary to assure that tasks are performed safely. Transfers are a high fall risk activity for residents and extra attention should be provided to assure safety. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

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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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Maple Senior Living aka NAGOMI, Inc. Cited with Neglect after Client Suffers Head Injuries

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 10th June 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Lost Resident Wandering Elopement | RSS Feed
Client at Maple Senior Living aka NAGOMI, Inc. when Resident Suffers Head Injury
Client at Maple Senior Living aka NAGOMI, Inc. when Resident Suffers Head

MDH Cites Maple Senior Living Failed to Supervise a Client who Became Locked in Storage Room and Suffered Trauma to Head

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Maple Senior Living was neglected when the facility did not adequately supervise the client. The client became locked in a storage room and sustained head injuries requiring sutures.

Failure to Supervise Results in Head Injuries

Neglect of supervision was substantiated against the facility and unlicensed staff member/alleged perpetrator (AP).

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 injury to clients to due a lack of monitoring or supervision. The client can wander off the property or get lost or trapped in a stairwell, bathroom or other room. 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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Head Injuries From Nursing Home Falls

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 5th February 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Hoyer Lift, Inadequate Staffing/Training, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect, Patient Lift, Wrongful Death | RSS Feed

Elder Abuse Falls Subdural Hematoma Head Injuries

Elder Abuse Falls Subdural Hematoma Head Injuries

Head Injuries Commonly Occur From Nursing Home Falls

Most head injuries are preventable by definition.  They occurs as a result of a failure to provider adequate supervision or timely response to vulnerable adults often when trying to get out of bed, after a call light goes without being answered or getting up from a toilet when left alone, or from improperly performed transfers from patient lifts such as hoyer lifts.

Head Injuries Include Subdural Hematomas

It does not take a fall from a high place or extremely hard trauma to cause permanent injury to the head.  Many subdural hematomas occur when someone falls from the height of their bed to the floor.   The nightstand or other obstacles such as oxygen tanks are also a risk for head injury if there is a fall.  The sharp corners and hard material can cause a localized injury or cut which can lead to swelling, bleeding and sometimes death if not addressed immediately.

Information about Head Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, traumatic brain injury is a threat to cognitive health in two ways:

  • A traumatic brain injury’s direct effects, which may be long-lasting or even permanent, can include unconsciousness, inability to recall the traumatic event, confusion, difficulty learning and remembering new information, trouble speaking coherently, unsteadiness, lack of coordination and problems with vision or hearing.
  • Certain types of traumatic brain injury may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia years after the injury takes place.

The Center for Disease Control, CDC states: in general, total combined rates for traumatic brain injury (TBI)-related emergency department (ED) visits, hospitalizations and deaths have increased over the past decade. Total combined rates of TBI-related hospitalizations, ED visits, and deaths climbed slowly from a rate of 521.0 per 100,000 in 2001 to 615.7 per 100,000 in 2005. The rates then dipped to 595.1 per 100,000 in 2006 and 566.7 per 100,000 in 2007. The rates then spiked sharply in 2008 and continued to climb through 2010 to a rate of 823.7 per 100,000.

Total combined rates of TBI-related hospitalizations, ED visits, and deaths are driven in large part by the relatively high number of TBI-related ED visits. In comparison to ED visits, the overall rates of TBI-related hospitalizations remained relatively stable changing from 82.7 per 100,000 in 2001 to 91.7 per 100,000 in 2010. TBI-related deaths also decreased slightly over time from 18.5 per 100,000 in 2001 to 17.1 per 100,000 in 2010. Note that the axis scale for TBI-related deaths appears to the right of the chart and differs from TBI-related hospitalizations and ED visits.

Minnesota Elder Abuse and Neglect and Head Injury Attorney

Attorney Kenneth LaBore has handled hundreds of elder abuse and neglect cases involving serious injury or death and many due to falls and often resulting in head trauma with some form of permanent brain injury.  Many of these cases and injuries have been prevented with proper care and supervision by the provider.

For a free consultation with Kenneth LaBore concerning injuries from falls, including TBI and head injury or other types of elder abuse call 612-743-9048 or 1-888-452-6589 or by email KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge II Cited with Neglect

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 3rd February 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries | RSS Feed

MDH Cites Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge II after Neglect – Resident Fall


Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge II Cited by MDH with Neglect Pertaining to Resident Falls and Lack of Assessments of a broken leg bone

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge II when the facility failed to provide adequate assessment and follow-up after resident had a fall. Fall resulted in a femur fracture.

Failure to Follow Care Plan Leads to MDH Complaint at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge II

Neglect was substantiated. Neglect occurred when the resident fell during an unwitnessed fall, had unimproved pain with decline in his/her mobility., and the facility’s nursing and medical staff did not notify the resident’s orthopedic physician as instructed per the hospital discharge order. The resident required another hip surgery.

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 a failure to monitor residents for changes in condition including regular assessments made by qualified nursing or medical personnel. 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 Court Chateau Citing for Neglect after Staff Forces Medication on Client

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 3rd February 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Garden Court Chateau Cited with Neglect after Client Falls Lack of Assessment and Intervention

MDH Cites Garden Court Chateau after Client Suffers Numerous Falls

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Garden Court Chateau was abused when the AP forced a client to take medications against his/her will by straddling him/her, holding his/her head and forcing medication by hand into his/her mouth. The client became agitated and bit the AP.

In addition, it is alleged the facility neglected the same client when the client experienced two major fall incidents with head injury and the staff failed to re-assess the client. The client died eight days after the second serious fall due to a closed head injury.

Failure to Assess or Intervene after Many Falls Leading to MDH Finding of Neglect

Neglect was substantiated. The home care provider failed to complete assessments or implement interventions for the client after multiple falls. Based on a preponderance of the evidence, abuse is also substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP) forced the client to take medications against the client’s will.

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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Sholom Home West Cited with Neglect after Resident Suffers Fall

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 2nd February 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries | RSS Feed
Resident at Sholom Home West Suffers Fractured Neck and Head Injury after Fall Incident

MDH Cites Sholom Home West Resident Breaks Neck in Fall

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Sholom Home West when facility staff failed to provide adequate supervision that resulted in resident falling out of wheelchair, resulting in laceration to forehead and non-displaced cervical fracture.

Failure to Supervise a Resident at Sholom Home West Results in Fractured Cervical Spine – Neck of Resident

Neglect was substantiated. Neglect occurred when staff left the resident unattended and she fell with lacerations requiring sutures.

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 a lack of monitoring and supervision of residents which can result in many types of neglect and injuries, including pressure sores, infections, falls, fractures and more. 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
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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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Primrose of Austin Clients Have Multiple Falls Leading to MDH Complaint

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 2nd February 2019 | Category: Fall Injuries, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Clients at Primrose of Austin Suffer Multiple Falls - MDH Finding of Neglect - Multiple Falls
Clients at Primrose of Austin Suffer Multiple Falls – MDH Finding of Neglect – Multiple Falls

MDH Cites Primrose of Austin after Clients have Multiple Falls

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that two clients at Primrose of Austin were neglected when facility staff failed to implement adequate interventions to prevent the clients from falling.

Failure to Implement a Fall Prevention Program at Primrose of Austin Results in Five Clients Having Multiple Falls

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. During the investigation, it was discovered that nursing staff failed to adequately assess, follow up, or implement new or progressive interventions after five clients had multiple falls.

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 falls and related head injuries and fractures. 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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MDH Cites Facility after Resident at Oxford Property Management was Sexually Abused and Another has Injuries from Fall

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 2nd February 2019 | Category: Sexual Abuse | RSS Feed
Finding of Neglect by MDH -  Sexual Assault of Client of Oxford Property Management
Finding of Neglect by MDH – Sexual Assault of Client – Resident Suffers Head Injuries from Fall – at Oxford Property Management

Oxford Property Management Resident Falls When Call Light Taken Away

It is alleged that a client was neglected when facility staff/alleged perpetrator took clients call light away. The client fell while using the bathroom and sustained injuries to her head and wrist.

MDH Cites Oxford Property Management After Residents Sexually Abused and Threatened

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Oxford Property Management was abused when the staff alleged (AP) kissed the client inappropriately and verbalized inappropriate comments to the client.

Sexual Abuse of Residents at Oxford Property Management

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, abuse is substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP) had sexual contact with Client #1 on two separate occasions, attempted to kiss Client #2 against the client’s wishes, and treated Client #3 in a way which was harassing or threatening.

Oxford Property Management Cited with Neglect after Client was Neglected Suffering Subdural Hematoma (head bleed), a fractured hip and fractured arm.

Substantiated Neglect Findings at Oxford Property Management after Client Fell and Suffered Head Injury

In a report from the MDH it was alleged that a client at Oxford Property Management was neglected when facility staff failed to provide adequate assessment and medical treatment after the client fell. It is alleged that the client suffered a head injury. Over the course of four days, the client’s condition noticeably declined. The client died days later from a subdural and subarachnoid head bleed, a fractured hip and a fractured arm.

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, the allegation of neglect was substantiated. The facility’s nursing professionals and staff failed to provide adequate assessments and reassessments to a client who had fallen twice and sustained a visible head injury

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 a lack of supervision and monitoring of resident including sexual abuse. Most forms of elder abuse are preventable with proper care and supervision.

Here are some additional findings of substantiated neglect at Oxford Property Management for issues including neglect, decubitus ulcer, neglect.

Report Suspected Elder Abuse

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection
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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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