Posts Tagged ‘Negligent Supervision’

Client at Westwood of Duluth Dies after Consuming Caustic Substance

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 12th December 2019 | Category: Wrongful Death | RSS Feed
Death and Abuse of Residents at Westwood of Duluth
Death and Abuse of Residents at Westwood of Duluth

Negligent Supervision of Resident at Westwood of Duluth Leads to Consumption of Cleaning Products

According the Minnesota Department of Health, a client at Westwood of Duluth was the victim of neglect when the facility did not provide a safe environment.  The vulnerable client consumed a caustic substance which causes severe burns to the esophagus and stomach.  The client subsequently died three days later.  

The report from state goes on to state that neglect was substantiated.  The facility was responsible for maltreatment.  The facility failed to implement safety precautions when the client had a history of climbing over the kitchen gate, failure to otherwise secure chemical cleaners, and client ingested one and died.

Resident Suffered Sexual Abuse According to MDH

In a MDH report it was alleged that a resident at Westwood Duluth was sexually assaulted by another resident at the facility.   Neglect was substantiated by the state.  The facility was responsible for the maltreatment.  Multiple facility registered Nurses (RNs) failed to complete an assessment and address the change in condition for client #2 after client #1 had sexual contact with client #2.  Facility nurses also failed to assess and address client #1’s change in behaviors.

Preventable Neglect at Westwood of Duluth

Additional issues of concerned at the facility were cited by the state including, exploitation of residents by drug diversion, and abuse and exploitation.

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Report Suspected Abuse and Neglect to the State of Minnesota at 1-844-880-1574

If you are concerned about a lack of attention or a failure to provide proper supervision leading to and injury, including sexual abuse to a vulnerable adult in an elder care facility contact an experienced attorney for a free no obligation consultation at 612-743-9048.


MDH cites Apollo Homes in Hugo after Client was Neglected

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 28th July 2018 | Category: Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect | RSS Feed
Apollo Homes in Hugo cited by MDH failed to provide necessary cares or services, resident sent to hospital
Apollo Homes in Hugo cited by MDH failed to provide necessary cares or services, resident sent to hospital

Apollo Homes Client Requires Hospitalization

It is alleged in a report from the Minnesota Department of Health that a client from Apollo Homes in Hugo was neglected when the alleged perpetrator failed to provide staffing for the client’s cares leading to the client being sent to the hospital. The client was discharged from Apollo Homes Inc. services upon hospitalization.

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

Apollo Homes Failed to Provide Necessary Care or Services for Resident

Based on a preponderance of evidence, neglect of healthcare is substantiated. The alleged perpetrator (AP) failed to supply the client with care or services that were reasonable and necessary to maintain the client’s physical or mental health or safety when the AP did not ensure the appropriate staff reported to the client’s home for duty, and did not have an appropriate contingency plan, requiring the client’s family member to call 911 and the client to the hospital.

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.



REM Hennepin Lyndale Minneapolis Neglect Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 6th April 2015 | Category: Caregivers Resources, Sexual Abuse | RSS Feed

Neglect of Supervision

Neglect of Supervision at REM Hennepin Lyndale Minneapolis Minnesota

REM Hennepin Lyndale Minneapolis Complaint Findings for Neglect of Supervision

In a report concluded on April 30, 2012, the Minnesota Department of Health cites REM Hennepin Lyndale Minneapolis for neglect of supervision.

The allegation is neglect based on the following:  Client #1 was not adequately supervised and was allowed to go outside the facility with a visitor.  Client #1 engaged in sexual activity with the visitor.

REM Hennepin Lyndale Minneapolis Substantiated Complaint

According to the National Institute of Justice article, sexual abuse is one of the most understudied aspects of elder mistreatment. An NIJ-sponsored study that examined elder sexual abuse found that:

•Elderly sexual assault victims were not routinely evaluated to assess the psychological effects of an assault.
•The older the victim, the less likelihood that the offender would be convicted of sexual abuse.
•Perpetrators were more likely to be charged with a crime if victims exhibited signs of physical trauma.
•Victims in assisted living situations faced a lower likelihood than those living independently that charges would be brought and the assailant found guilty.

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 negligent supervision or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Elder Abuse and Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at