Posts Tagged ‘Patient Lift’


Faribault Senior Living Faribault – MDH Substantiated Neglect

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 14th January 2019 | Category: Hoyer Lift, Patient Rights | RSS Feed
 Faribault Senior Living
Resident Suffers Fractured Hip after Fall at Faribault Senior Living (example of a hip fracture shown)

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health a client from Faribault Senior Living (client #1) was neglected when facility staff failed to provide adequate supervision that resulted in another client (client #2) pushing client #1 resulting in a hip fracture.

Based on a preponderance of evidence, neglect is substantiated. The home care provider was aware of client #2’s increase in aggressive behaviors and inappropriately entering the rooms of other clients, but did not implement new or effective interventions to keep other clients safe. The home care provider failed to reassess client #2’s susceptibility to abuse another client and not implement interventions to prevent further occurrences. In addition, the home care provider failed to reassess client #1’s susceptibility to abuse by another individual, including vulnerable adults, and did not identify specific measures to minimize the risk of abuse to that person.

Patient and Resident Rights Elder Care Facilities

Patient and Resident Rights Elder Care Facilities, Faribault Senior Living Faribault

Faribault Senior Living Faribault Complaint Findings for Patient Rights

In a report concluded on May 14, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Faribault Senior Living Faribault for patient rights.

It is alleged that the agency did not follow state statutes/rules when staff routinely until utilized an EZ stand lift to transfer a client although she was unable to follow instructions and keep her legs straight.

Substantiated Complaint Faribault Senior Living Faribault Minnesota – Use of EZ Stand Lift

A violation is substantiated related to the licensee to ensure staff were competent to use the EZ stand patient lift.

During a time prior to the onsite investigation, staff transferred a client with the use of EZ stand.  During this transfer, the client became unresponsive.  Staff members hit the emergency stop button more than once and the life just stopped.  Staff did not know of any emergency lowering procedures for the EZ stand.  Staff could not recall how the client was assisted out of the EZ stand.  A family member witness interview indicated the client was lifted up out of the support straps by this family member and staff person.  Staff also indicated that, prior to the client suddenly becoming unresponsive; the client did not have any problems with bearing weight or holding the handles of the EZ stand.  After a short while, the client was assisted to a seated position.  The client was seen in the emergency department and diagnosed with a vasocagal response (a fainting or near fainting episode), with no identified specific cause for vasovagal response.  The client returned back to the facility that same 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 improper use of medical equipment, patient rights 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

Disclaimer

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Kenneth LaBore Offers Free Consultations and Serves Clients Throughout the State of Minnesota Call Toll Free at 1-888-452-6589

Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect Lawyer Kenneth LaBore Offers Free Consultations and Serves Clients Throughout the State of Minnesota Call Toll Free at 1-888-452-6589

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Alex Assisted Living Resident Fall in Lift

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 27th August 2018 | Category: Fall Injuries, Hoyer Lift, Nursing Home Elder Neglect | RSS Feed

Resident at Alex Assisted Living Falls from Patient Lift

Alex Assisted Living, Fall from Mechanical Lift

The Minnesota Department of Health has concluded that based on a preponderance of evidence, the allegation that a client was neglected at Alex Assisted Living in Alexandria Minnesota when the client fell out and landed on the floor during a mechanical lift.

Fall from Mechanical Lift at Alex Assisted Living

The MDH investigation determined that the home care provider failed to complete regular maintenance checks on the lift equipment. As a result, a mechanical standing lift broke while lifting the client and the client injured his /her knee.

If you have concerns about elder abuse and neglect contact Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a Free Consultation at 1-888-452-6589

Maltreatment Due to Fall At Alex Assisted Living

There are many common of forms of elder abuse and neglect often the result of a lack of qualified well trained staff to supervise and provide the necessary resident cares. The failure to provide maintenance on specialty medical equipment such as wheelchairs, beds, and mechanical lifts is the underlying reason for many incidents which include residents being dropped or falling out of lifts, lifts tipping over with the resident, or collapsing or tipping lifts.

Most forms of elder abuse and neglect are preventable. If you are concerned about someone you love call Attorney Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation.

There are many types of ways someone can get injured in a care facility if they are not be cared for properly. One of the most preventable and common forms of maltreatment and neglect are falls.

Attorney Kenneth LaBore from Guardian Legal Services, LLC has been representing victims of abuse, neglect and other injuries for decades. Our focus is on getting accountability for serious acts of maltreatment, abuse and preventable neglect.

Report Abuse and Neglect

Click Here For Link To Report Abuse To Adult Protection

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 physical abuse, falls, mechanical lifts, financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

Free Consultation on Issues of Elder Abuse and Neglect Serving all of Minnesota Toll Free 1-888-452-6589
Free Consultation on Issues of Elder Abuse and Neglect Serving all of Minnesota Toll Free 1-888-452-6589

Disclaimer

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Villa Court Cromwell Exploitation Substantiated

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 16th April 2015 | Category: Fall Injuries, Financial Exploitation, Patient Lift | RSS Feed

Financial Exploitation by Staff

Neglect Dropped from Mechanical Lift Financial Exploitation by Staff – Villa Court Cromwell

Villa Court Cromwell Substantiated Neglect

In a report dated January 21, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health alleged that a client was neglected when s/he was dropped from a lift due to equipment failure and suffered skin tears and bruising.  Later, the same day, a different mechanical lift failed and the client suffered an additional skin tear.

Based on a preponderance of evidence neglect is substantiated when the client sustained two skin tears in one day from two different EZ stands (a device to assist the client to a standing position).  A preventative maintenance program was not in place and monthly safety checks were not completed.

The morning of the first incident, a staff person was going to raise the client up from the toilet with the EZ stand.  As the other staff person pushed the button on the EZ stand to raise the client up, the actuator (the main mechanism that lifts the client to a standing position) failed and the client fell back onto the toilet.  The client received a skin tear 1 centimeter (cm) by 2 cm to the top of his/her right hand and a bruise to the left forearm 3 cm by 8cm.  The skin tear on the right hand required a protective dressing which was checked daily and changed as needed.

On the evening of the second incident a staff person was getting the client ready to bring to the toilet.  The staff placed the right strap of the sling to the EZ stand.  When the staff was about to place the left strap to the EZ stand the actuator failed.  The client received a skin tear on the left forearm 8 cm by 3.5 cm.  The skin tear on the left forearm was cleansed, triple antibiotic ointment was applied along with a non-stick dressing and wrapped in gauze daily.

The facility indicated that actuator of both EZ stands had broken.  The manufacturer’s instructions indicated the actuator should be checked monthly and lubricated.  Interviews verified this was not done for either of the EZ stands.

The client was diagnosed with a stroke, dementia, and arthritis.  The client’s care plan directed two staff to transfer the client to toilet with the EZ stand.  The client’s care plan was followed at the time of both incidents.

Villa Court Cromwell Complaint Findings for Exploitation

In a report concluded on May 23, 2014, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Villa Court Cromwell for exploitation by staff.

Based on preponderance of evidence, financial exploitation occurred when the Alleged Perpetrator (AP) cashed the client’s personal checks and used the cash for her/his own personal use.

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 falls, injury from mechanical lift, financial exploitation or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse Attorney Kenneth LaBore toll free at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

Disclaimer

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail