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Gundersen Harmony Care Center Cited with Neglect

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 12th January 2019 | Category: Oxygen Deprivation | RSS Feed
Failure to Monitor Resident's Oxygen and Change in Condition at Gundersen Harmony Care Center
Failure to Monitor Resident’s Oxygen and Change in Condition at Gundersen Harmony Care Center

MDH Cites Gundersen Harmony Care after Lack of Response to Change in Condition

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it is alleged that a client at Gundersen Harmony Care was neglected when the facility staff administered incorrect doses of medication resulting in hospitalization.

Failure to Respond to Resident at Gundersen Harmony Care Center who a Suffered Stroke

Neglect was substantiated against AP1 and AP2. AP1, a licensed practical nurse, and AP2, a registered nurse, failed to notify the resident’s representative and health care provider after the resident experienced a significant change in condition. The resident’s continuous oxygen tank was turned off for an unknown period of time. The resident was found unresponsive by AP1. AP1 and AP2 monitored the resident, but no notifications regarding his change in condition. The resident was later hospitalized and diagnosed with a stroke

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 a proper response to a change in condition. Usually at a minimum, unless a client is DNR/DNI staff should call for emergency assistance (Call “911”). In all cases, the family and treating physician need to be notified immediately. Most forms of elder abuse and neglect 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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MDH Cites Bethel Care Center with Neglect

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 12th February 2016 | Category: Choking Asphyxiation Unable to Breath, Oxygen Deprivation | RSS Feed

Recent MDH Findings of Neglect against Bethel Care Center, self abuse of resident, neglect related to ventilator.

Bethel Care Center Cited After Failure to Respond to Ventilator Alarm – Resident Died

Bethel Care Center Cited with Neglect – Failure to Intervene

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health it was alleged that a resident a Bethel Care was neglected after facility staff found the staff unresponsive and alarms were sounding on the ventilator.

Neglect Cited Against Bethel Care Center after Resident Death

Neglect was substantiated. The facility did not intervene when the resident’s ventilator alarmed for at least 39 minutes. The resident, who was ventilator-dependent died.

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

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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Failure to Provide Oxygen Bethel Care Center Leads to Brain Damage

Failure to Provide Oxygen
Bethel Care Center Leads to Brain Damage

Bethel Care Center Cited for Neglect By Minnesota Department of Health After Failing to Attach Resident’s Ventilator Leading to Brain Damage

In a report concluded on September 2, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Bethel Care Center alleging that a resident was neglected when the staff did not attach the resident’s ventilator during the night.  The resident suffered brain damage as a result of lack of oxygen was not expected to survive.

Based on the preponderance of the evidence, the allegation of neglect is substantiated.  Neglect occurred when the physician orders were not followed during the ventilator weaning process and the resident was removed from the ventilator two hours early.  The resident was found unresponsive around 15-20 minutes later after the ventilator was removed and died the following day.

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 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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