Posts Tagged ‘Medication Errors’


Shiloh Assisted Living Cited with Neglect after Failure to Provide CPR to Dying Client

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 21st February 2019 | Category: Failure to Provide CPR, Medication Administration Mistakes, Wrongful Death | RSS Feed

MDH Cites Shiloh Assisted Living
Failed to Respond to Client’s Change in Condition

Shiloh Assisted Living Cited After Failure to Provide CPR to Client in Distress
Shiloh Assisted Living Cited After Failure to Provide CPR to Client in Distress

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Shiloh Assisted Living was neglected when facility staff failed to provide CPR (cardio-pulmonary resuscitation).

Neglect Finding Due to Failure to Provide CPR to Client at Shiloh Assisted Living

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for maltreatment. The facility informed clients in the contracted service plan that CPR was not a service provided by the facility. However, the staff failed to follow the facility’s emergency protocol when the client had difficulty breathing.

Other substantiated neglect findings against Shiloh Assisted Living include: resident elopement, and  medication error.

Resident Medication Error at Shiloh Assisted Living

In a recent report by the MDH there was a finding of substantiated neglect after a medication error.

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 provide proper care and supervision or a failure to follow procedures as medication management and administration. 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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Whispering Pines Assisted Living Cited by MDH for Theft of Medication, Sexual Abuse, Verbal Abuse

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 3rd February 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes, Medication Drug Error, Sexual Abuse | RSS Feed

This is also a recent MDH Finding of Abuse at Whispering Pines Assisted Living, verbal abuse to resident.

Whispering Pines Assisted Living Cited by MDH for Financial Exploitation, Drug Diversion

Whispering Pines Assisted Living Cited by MDH for Financial Exploitation, Drug Diversion

Whispering Pines Assisted Living Substantiated Allegation of Financial Exploitation – Drug Diversion, Sexual Abuse

In a report concluded on July 21, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Whispering Pines Assisted Living alleging that a client was financially exploited when a staff, alleged perpetrator (AP) took the client’s narcotic medications for his/her own personal use.

Whispering Pines Assisted Living MDH Findings

Based on a preponderance of the evidence, financial exploitation is substantiated.  The alleged perpetrator (AP) took 76 oxycodone hydrochloride (a narcotic pain medication) 5 mg tablets that belonged to the client without the client’s permission.

The client received services from the facility for medication administration and was oriented to person, place and time.   The client was identified as having pain and required medication administration in the form of oxycodone hydrochloride up to six times per day.

Sexual Abuse Substantiated Against Multiple Residents at Whispering Pines Assisted Living

In a report concluded on June 11, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Whispering Pines Assisted Living alleging a client was abused by a staff member, the alleged perpetrator, (AP) had a sexual relationship with the client.

In a report concluded on June 11, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Whispering Pines Assisted Living alleging that another client was sexually abused by the AP who had a sexual relationship with the vulnerable adult at least once during the time of March 20 to April 3, 2015.

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

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Revere Home Revere Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 2nd February 2019 | Category: Medication Drug Error | RSS Feed

Recent MDH Substantiated Neglect Findings at Revere Home Revere after abuse – exploitation, medication error, neglect of supervision.

Neglect Failure to Take Blood Draw

Neglect Failure to Take Blood Draw, Revere Home Revere Substantiated Complaint

Revere Home Revere Complaint Findings for Neglect – Medications

In a report concluded on December 20, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Revere Home Revere for neglect of health care medications.

The allegation is neglect based on the following: on more than one occasion, two clients were not sent their required blood draws and as a result the pharmacy would not refill their prescription for their medication (Clozaril).  The resident had to be hospitalized to re-titrate the medical dosage.

Revere Home in Revere Minnesota – Substantiated Complaint

According to registerednursern.com, as nurses enter the clinical setting, they will have to know how to draw blood as part of their clinical skills experiences. It may be necessary to draw a patient’s blood for a number of reasons, and it is necessary to draw blood from patients in a manner in which does not cause them any pain or complications.

Introduction on the Purpose of Drawing Blood

There is no way that nurses will be able to get around drawing blood during their clinical skills nursing experiences. The process of drawing blood may look easier than it is, but there is a precise manner in which to draw blood from patients. The process of drawing blood can be very dangerous for patients when their nurse lacks precise blood drawing skills. Taking the proper steps to draw blood protects the health and safety of patients and the nurse assigned to draw their blood. A successful blood drawing begins with a nurse using precision in their blood drawing skills.

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 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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Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Cited with Neglect after Lack of Monitoring – Placing Call Light Out of Reach

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes, Medication Drug Error | RSS Feed
Client at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Cited After Resident Left in Recliner Without Access to Call Light Button – Restraint

MDH Cites Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge after Placing Resident in Situation Considered a Restraint – No Access to Call Light

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge in West St. Paul was neglected the alleged perpetrator placed the client’s call button out of reach; unplugged the reclining chair, leaving it reclined; and shut the door. The client was fearful and calling out for help.

Failure to Monitor Client at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Leads to Finding of Neglect

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. While attempting to follow the client’s care plan, the alleged perpetrator (AP) unreasonably confined the client when she left the client lying flat in an electric recliner, unplugged it from the wall, and removed the client’s call light. The client was unable to reposition himself or press his call light for staff’s assistance. The client became panicked and screamed for help.

Walker Methodist Westwood Ridge Cited by MDH for Medication Error

In a report from the MDH, a client at Walker Methodist Westwood Ridges was cited with neglect. The alleged perpetrator was responsible for the maltreatment. The was a preponderance of the evidence that the medication error occurred due to a failure by the alleged perpetrator (AP) to follow facility policy and procedure, on which the facility had adequately trained. The client required emergency medical care.

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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MDH Cites The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown with Neglect after Client Develops Sores

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes, Pressure Ulcers | RSS Feed
Skin Breakdown for Client of The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown
Skin Breakdown for Client and Medication Error for Another Client of The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown

The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown Cited after Client Suffers Skin Breakdown from Poor Care

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at The Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown was neglected when facility staff failed to follow the client’s physician orders with regard to skin care and catheter bag care. This neglect has led to multiple areas of skin breakdown around client’s suprapubic site, buttocks, and groin folds.

Failure to Provide Skin Care Leads to Skin Breakdown at Prairie Lodge at Earle Brown According to MDH

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The facility staff did not consistently follow the client’s service plan, frequently omitting services required for the client’s physical well-being. The omission did lead to skin breakdown and resulted in substandard technique of the client’s catheter.

In another substantiated finding of neglect by the MDH after medication errors lead to a change in condition of a client.

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 skin break down often leading to sores and possible infection and septis. 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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Sanctuary of West St. Paul Cited after Client Suffers Internal Bleeding

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 13th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes, Uncategorized | RSS Feed
Sanctuary of West St. Paul Cited For Failing to Take Client’s INR Levels for Two Months

MDH Cites Sanctuary of West St. Paul for Failing to Take INR Levels

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Sanctuary of West St. Paul was neglected when the facility did not obtain her INR levels for 2 months. The client was hospitalized with internal bleeding.

Failure to Sanctuary West St. Paul

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment because the facility had no system to track when critical laboratory tests were due or had been missed, as a result, the client’s INR was not checked when ordered. This contributed to an incident where the client was hospitalized for internal bleeding.

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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Garden House Estates Cited with Neglect after Medication Error

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 12th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes, Medication Drug Error | RSS Feed
Medication Error at Garden House Estates
Medication Error at Garden House Estates

MDH Cites Garden House Estates after Administering Wrong Dose of Medication to Client

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that facility staff at Garden House Estates in Duluth administered incorrect doses of medication resulting in hospitalization.

Medication Error at Garden House Estates

Neglect was substantiated. The client went seven days without receiving a high risk medication, Coumadin (a blood thinner). The home care provider had no licensed nursing coverage and therefore missed implementing the Coumadin order. The client received emergency treatment, and experienced stress and financial burden, as a result of the home care provider’s error.

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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Client at Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights Failed to Administer Medication

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 12th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes | RSS Feed
Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights Failed to Provide Needed Medication
Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights Failed to Provide Needed Medication

MDH Cites Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights for Medical Management Errors

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Gable Pines at Vadnais Heights was neglected when facility staff failed to answer emergency alerts, administer prescribed medication to treat urinary tract infection, and appropriately administer nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs causing ulcers in resident.

Failure to Administer Medications Leads to Gastric Ulcer

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. A pendant response log confirmed a client waited 56 minutes and 21 seconds for staff to respond to her page for help. During the course of the investigation two additional clients were found to have been neglected when the facility failed to ensure provision of medication management services; specifically, coordinating refills, responding to medication errors, and handling and implementing changes to prescriptions.

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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Neglect Cited at Empowerment Healthcare after Failure to Provide Medications for Client

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 12th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes | RSS Feed
Healthcare Neglect Due to Failure to Proivide Medications as Ordered for Client
Empowermenet Healthcare Neglect Due to Failure to Proivide Medications as Ordered for Client

Staff at Empowerment Healthcare Cited with Neglect – Medication Error

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Empowerment Healthcare was neglected when facility staff failed to administer a medication for four weeks, resulting in hospitalization.

If you have questions about elder abuse and neglect including medication errors, call Kenneth LaBore, Esq. at 612-743-9048 for a Free Consultation.

Medication Administration Mistake at Empowerment Healthcare

Neglect was substantiated. The facility was responsible for the maltreatment. The investigation revealed more than four weeks of the medication was not administered according to medical provider’s orders. Although the client was hospitalized, it was for a reason unrelated to the medication failure. The client did not incur harm from the error.

Medication errors are preventable neglect. Often due to a lack of qualified staff members trained on proper medication administration protocols. The proper administration of medications is a critical part of being a care provider and residents and must be done as ordered by the medical provider.

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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Bethany on the Lake Cited with Neglect after Medication Administration Error

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 11th January 2019 | Category: Medication Administration Mistakes | RSS Feed
Resident Given Someone Else’s Medication at Bethany on the Lake in Alexandria Minnesota

Medication Administration Error at Bethany on the Lake

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it was alleged that a resident at Bethany on the Lake was neglected when the alleged perpetrator (AP) administered the incorrect medication, causing hospitalization and a change in the status for the resident.

For a Free Consultation with an Experienced Elder Neglect Attorney call Kenneth LaBore Toll Free at 1-888-452-6589.

Resident Given Another’s Medication at Bethany on the Lake

Neglect was substantiated. The AP was responsible for the maltreatment. The AP set up the medications for a second resident, was distracted, locked the medications in the medication cart and later returned to the cart and gave the medications to the first resident without ensuring the right resident was provided with the correct medications. The AP gave the resident Coumadin, a blood thinner, 10 milligrams (mg), instead of Coumadin 2.5 mg as prescribed.

Medication Error at Bethany on the Lake

The medication error like the one discussed above is preventable with proper care and training. Most forms of elder abuse are due to a lack well trained staff.

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 suspect elder or vulnerable adult neglect or abuse contact the Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-844-880-1574.

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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