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Brooklyn Center Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 7th February 2017 | Category: Abuse and Neglect Attorney | RSS Feed
Brooklyn Center Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Kenneth LaBore and Suzanne Scheller

Brooklyn Center Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Kenneth LaBore and Suzanne Scheller

Brooklyn Center Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers

Attorneys Kenneth LaBore, Esq. and Suzanne Scheller, Esq. have separate firms but work together on many serious injury elder abuse and neglect and wrongful death cases splitting the contingent fee at no additional expense to the client.  Neither attorney is paid unless they win a verdict or get a settlement offered by  the wrongdoer.  Nursing home neglect and abuse cases are complicated claims and often involve allegations which require expert witness support and use of wrongful death statutes.   Mr. LaBore and Ms. Scheller only handle cases with very serious injury, assault or death.  They work hard to get accountability from facilities and to ensure as much as possible that policy and procedure and other changes including training are made to protect residents still in the facility.

We represent clients and their families throughout the state of Minnesota and will come to meet with you if you are unable to meet in one of our offices.

Brooklyn Center Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers – Providers

To find a nursing home provider in Minnesota you can check the Minnesota Department of Health website for information on licensure of potential facilities, finding a facility, including complaint history, state survey reportsresident bill of rights, Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card, CMS Medicare Five Star Rating system under Nursing Home Compare and more information related to nursing home and elder care providers.

To check for the updated list of providers in Minneapolis see Minnesota Department of Health Provider lookup.

For more information on selecting a nursing home see Choosing a Facility.

Brooklyn Center Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers – Facilities in Minneapolis

We can investigate and handle cases against this Brooklyn Center nursing home and other elder care facilities in Hennepin County and throughout the state of Minnesota:

Name: MARANATHA CARE CENTER
Address: 5409 69TH AVENUE N
BROOKLYN CENTER,  MN  55429
Phone: 763-549-9600   Fax: 763-549-9636
Administrator: MS. ANNE O’CONNOR
Minnesota Licensed Bed Capacity: (Nursing Home Beds = 97)
Federally Certified Beds: (Dual Medicare/Medicaid Skilled Nursing and Nursing Facility Beds = 97)

For more information about nursing home facility MDH Complaints see “facilities”.

For more information about nursing home nursing home Medicaid Survey inspection findings see “survey findings”.

Brooklyn Center Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers – Report Suspected Abuse

Pursuant to Minn. Statute 144.7065, Subd. 7, potential criminal events, events reportable under this subdivision are:

(1) any instance of care ordered by or provided by someone impersonating a physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other licensed health care provider;
(2) abduction of a patient of any age;
(3) sexual assault on a patient within or on the grounds of a facility; and
(4) death or serious injury of a patient or staff member resulting from a physical assault that occurs within or on the grounds of a facility.

In addition to the reporting requirements for the facility you should also report any physical or sexual abuse to the local police department and the Minnesota Department of Health Office of Health Facility Complaint, OHFC.  See the attached for more information about reporting elder abuse and neglect.

The Minnesota Department of Health MDH, Office of Health Facility Complaints, OHFC, protects the identity of the person making the complaint and the mistreated patient or resident. Serious questions of health or safety are investigated within two business days.

Brooklyn Center Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Kenneth LaBore and Suzanne Scheller

If you have concerns about nursing home or assisted living elder abuse and neglect injuries and you are interested in a free consultation to discuss your case call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.  Mr. LaBore can also be reached at 1-888-452-6569.  If the elder neglect and abuse case is accepted you would have two lawyers fighting for accountability on your behalf.

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Nursing Home Scalding Injury

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 30th January 2017 | Category: Burn Injuries, Inadequate Staffing/Training | RSS Feed
Shower and Bath Scalding Injury Burns

Shower and Bath Scalding Injury Burns

Scalding Injury

There are many ways that nursing home residents suffer injury in a bathroom and shower, few are as preventable as scalding injuries due to hot water in the shower or bath.  Nursing homes are mandated to assess resident risks and to provide adequate care and supervision to prevent accidents.  Facilities need to check the water temperature on the water heaters and then again assure that the water is not dangerously hot for residents.  Like children, elder residents with thin skin and age related issues can burn even quicker than a younger person.  Anyone can suffer 3rd degree burn injuries in just seconds or a few minutes depending the temperature.

Hot Water Scalding Injury Burn Chart

Hot Water Scalding Injury Burn Chart

According to 42 CFR § 483.25, quality of care is a fundamental principle that applies to all treatment and care provided to facility residents. Based on the comprehensive assessment of a resident, the facility must ensure that residents receive treatment and care in accordance with professional standards of practice, the comprehensive person-centered care plan, and the resident’s choices, including but not limited to the following:

(d) Accidents.  The facility must ensure that—

(1) The resident environment remains as free of accident hazards as is possible; and

(2) Each resident receives adequate supervision and assistance devices to prevent accidents.

Scalding Injury Burns

Information About Burns from Hot Water Scalding Injury from the CDC, scalds, which are burns attributed to hot liquids or steam, account for 33%–58% of all patients hospitalized for burns in the United States. Adults aged ≥65 years have a worse prognosis than younger patients after scald burns because of age-related factors and comorbid medical conditions, and they are subject to more extensive medical treatment than younger adults. To estimate the number of emergency department (ED) visits for nonfatal scald burns among U.S. adults aged ≥65 years and describe their characteristics, CDC analyzed ED visit data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP) for 2001–2006. This report summarizes the results, which indicated that adults aged ≥65 years made an estimated 51,700 initial visits to EDs for nonfatal scald burns during 2001–2006, for an average of 8,620 visits per year and an estimated average annual rate of 23.8 visits per 100,000 population. Two thirds of visits were made by women. Most (76%) of the nonfatal scald injuries occurred at home; 42% were associated with hot food and 30% with hot water or steam. The findings in this report highlight the need for effective scald-prevention programs targeted to older persons.

Scalding Injury Burn Attorney

If you have questions about elder burn injuries or any form nursing home abuse and neglect contact Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation.  There is no fee unless there is a verdict or settlement offer from the wrongdoer.  Mr. LaBore can be reached directly at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Falls in Bathroom in Minnesota Nursing Home

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 29th January 2017 | Category: Fall Injuries, Grab Bars, Hoyer Lift, Patient Lift, Wrongful Death | RSS Feed
Nursing Home Resident Fractures Due to Falls in Bathroom

Nursing Home Resident Fractures Due to Falls in Bathroom

Falls In Bathroom Are Preventable

There are several types of ways falls occur in the bathroom.  One of the most common is usually a woman patient left on the toilet as the caregiver is attending to something or someone else and does not come back and a fall occurs when the vulnerable person loses balance or who’s strength cannot support their weight.  Another common way people fall in the bathroom is getting undressed or dressed and getting into or out of the shower.  The common ways anyone falls are also frequently present in the bathroom, water, liquid or soap on the slippery tile floor.  Another way injuries occur is during toileting or bathing with a patient lift this is not used correctly or improperly set up.

Injuries From Falls In Bathroom

Many times the injuries suffered in a bathroom fall are serious due to the hard surfaces and include fractured hips, broken femur, fractured pelvis, head injuries, subdural hematoma, lacerations and other injuries.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the following can occur in nursing home falls

  • Many falls do not cause injuries. But one out of five falls does cause a serious injury such as a broken bone or a head injury.  These injuries can make it hard for a person to get around, do everyday activities, or live on their own.
  • Falls can cause broken bones, like wrist, arm, ankle, and hip fractures.
  • Falls can cause head injuries. These can be very serious, especially if the person is taking certain medicines (like blood thinners). An older person who falls and hits their head should see their doctor right away to make sure they don’t have a brain injury.
  • Many people who fall, even if they’re not injured, become afraid of falling. This fear may cause a person to cut down on their everyday activities. When a person is less active, they become weaker and this increases their chances of falling.

Information About Falls In Bathroom

Falls can happen anytime and anywhere to people of any age. However, as people get older, the number of falls and the severity of injury resulting from falls increases.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in people age 65 and older. Common injuries due to falls are head injuries, shoulder and forearm fractures, spine fractures, pelvic fractures, and hip fractures.

  • In 2003, 1.5 million people 65 and older lived in nursing homes.  If current rates continue, by 2030 this number will rise to about 3 million.
  • About 5% of adults 65 and older live in nursing homes, but nursing home residents account for about 20% of deaths from falls in this age group.
  • Each year, a typical nursing home with 100 beds reports 100 to 200 falls.  Many falls go unreported.
  • Between half and three-quarters of nursing home residents fall each year.  That’s twice the rate of falls for older adults living in the community.
  • Patients often fall more than once. The average is 2.6 falls per person per year.6• About 35% of fall injuries occur among residents who cannot walk.

According to the CDC, the following issues can increase the risk of falling in seniors:

  • Lower body weakness.
  • Vitamin D deficiency (that is, not enough vitamin D in your system).
  • Difficulties with walking and balance.
  • Use of medicines, such as tranquilizers, sedatives, or antidepressants. Even some over-the-counter medicines can affect balance and how steady you are on your feet.
  • Vision problems.
  • Foot pain or poor footwear.
  • Home hazards or dangers such as broken or uneven steps, throw rugs or clutter that can be tripped over, and
    no handrails along stairs or in the bathroom.

Minnesota Falls in Bathroom Nursing Home Attorney

Federal regulations mandate that nursing home resident should receive quality care and services and that reasonable measures and supervision be taken to prevent accidents.

If you have questions about nursing home abuse and neglect and fractures or other fall related injuries contact Kenneth LaBore for a free consultation.  There is no fee unless there is a verdict or settlement offer from the wrongdoer.  Mr. LaBore can be reached directly at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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Resident at Gracepointe Cross Gables Suffers Coffee Burns

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 27th September 2016 | Category: Burn Injuries | RSS Feed
Resident at Gracepointe Cross Gables East in Cambridge Suffers Scalding Burns from Hot

Resident at Gracepointe Cross Gables East in Cambridge Suffers Scalding Burns from Hot Coffee

Hot Coffee Leads to Burns of Resident at Gracepointe Cross Gables East in Cambridge Minnesota

In a report dated, August 1, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health alleged that a resident was neglected when a facility staff failed to provide safe temperatures of food/drink.  The resident developed blisters when s/he spilled their hot coffee.

MDH Cites Gracepointe Cross After Resident Burnt By Coffee

Based on a preponderance of the evidence neglect occurred when staff gave the resident hot coffee without a lid on two separate occasions and the resident sustained first and second degree burns to the chest and abdomen.

The resident’s care plan directed staff to give the resident all fluids in a hard covered mug with hard lid to prevent spills.  Staff encouraged the resident to eat and drink independently.  The resident’s ability to eat and drink, and provided physical assistance when the cues were not effective.  The resident was severely cognitively impaired.

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, improper use of medical equipment, falls or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Abuse 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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Field Crest Care Center Hayfield – Hot Water Burns – Neglect – Hot Bath

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 3rd March 2015 | Category: Burn Injuries | RSS Feed
Scalding Water, Burns and Blisters from Bathing

Scalding Water, Burns and Blisters from Bathing, Field Crest Care Center

Field Crest Care Center Hayfield Complaint Findings for Neglect in Bath – Burns

In a report concluded on April 15, 2013, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Field Crest Care Center Hayfield for neglect of health care.

It is alleged that neglect occurred when a resident sustained burns and blisters on his mid calves and feet when the alleged perpetrator lowered the resident into a bath tub.  The resident has been admitted to the hospital for treatment of burns/blisters.

Substantiated Neglect Field Crest Care Center Hayfield – Burn Injuries

Based on a preponderance of evidence, neglect occurred when the resident sustained second degree burns to both lower legs, during a staff-assited tub bath at the facility.  The burns required emergency medical evaluation and hospitalization; the resident suffered pain from the burns.

The resident exhibited cognitive impairment, limitations with left-sided mobility (including paralysis) and nerve damage.  The nerve damage resulted in a loss of sensation to the resident’s lower legs, which could sometimes affect the resident’s ability for sensing water temperature.  The resident required one staff person to assist with bathing services and two staff persons to assist with transfers in and out of the tub.

Staff interviews, established that, on one day prior to the resident’s burn injuries, multiple facility staff knew that problems existed with the water temperature in the bath tub, which was used the following day for the resident’s bath.  Also on the day prior to the resident’s bath, staff observed a temperature reading of the bath tub water that was approximately twenty degrees above the highest allowable water temperature set by the facility and staff discovered no cold water flowed of this tub’s facet.  The bath aide on this day did not use this tub room for resident baths and reported this problem to licensed nursing staff.  Staff took no further action regarding the prevention or evaluation of this water hazard, until after the resident’s incident involving burn injuries.

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 scalding burns, shower or bath injury or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Elder Neglect Attorney Kenneth LaBore at 6123-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.

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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

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Scalding Burn Injuries

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 15th April 2013 | Category: Burn Injuries, Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect | RSS Feed
Nursing Home Scald Burn - Shower Scalding - Scalding Burn Injuries

Nursing Home Scald Burn – Shower Scalding – Scalding Burn Injuries

Scalding Burn Injuries Prevention Article – From CDC Scalds

According CDC scalds are burn injuries – scalding burn injuries attributed to hot liquids or steam, account for 33%–58% of all patients hospitalized for burns in the United States (1–3). Adults aged ≥65 years have a worse prognosis than younger patients after scald burns because of age-related factors and comorbid medical conditions (4), and they are subject to more extensive medical treatment than younger adults. To estimate the number of emergency department (ED) visits for nonfatal scald burns among U.S. adults aged ≥65 years and describe their characteristics, CDC analyzed ED visit data from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System All Injury Program (NEISS-AIP) for 2001–2006.

More Information About Scalding Burn Injuries

This report summarizes the results, which indicated that adults aged ≥65 years made an estimated 51,700 initial visits to EDs for nonfatal scald burns during 2001–2006, for an average of 8,620 visits per year and an estimated average annual rate of 23.8 visits per 100,000 population. Two thirds of visits were made by women. Most (76%) of the nonfatal scald injuries occurred at home; 42% were associated with hot food and 30% with hot water or steam. The findings in this report highlight the need for effective scald-prevention programs targeted to older persons.

Nursing home scalding injuries can happen in the shower, due to an distracted or inattentive caregiver, a unsafe water heater or supply system, hot liquids beverages or from radiators or steam all of which have the common aspect of being preventable with proper care and supervision.

A lack of care is often to blame for burn injuries in nursing homes.  Contacting an experienced nursing home neglect attorney can assist you in ensuring that the facility is held accountable for a burns sustained to yourself or loved one.   Kenneth LaBore has years of experience in nursing home neglect and elder care abuse cases and can provide you with the assistance with your nursing home burn injury case. Contact Kenneth LaBore locally at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or fill out the  contact form on this page.

Email: KLaBore@mnnursinghomeneglect.com

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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

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Hot Water Burns – MDH Substantiated A Complaint for Neglect of Health Care Against Northland Assisted Living in Aitkin Minnesota

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 16th September 2012 | Category: Assisted Living Care Issues, Burn Injuries, Caregivers Resources, Facilities - Nursing Homes | RSS Feed
Scalding Burn Injuries - Second Degree Burn Injury From Hot Water in Foot Bath

Scalding Burn Injuries – Second Degree Burn Injury From Hot Water Burns in Foot Bath

Hot Water Burns in a Assisted Living Facility

There was a second degree burn to a resident in a Minnesota Assisted Living Facility which occurred when the water drawn for a foot bath was too hot, causing a hot water burns on his feet.

More Information About the Hot Water Burns

Provider: Northland Assisted Living
Location: Aitkin, Minnesota
Provider Type: Assisted Living
Number of Substantiated Complaints listed by MDH 1
Complaint: Neglect of Health Care
Date Investigation Concluded: January 10, 2011
Basis of Complaint: Hot Water Burns
NOTE: The following information about the facility and provider is provided by the MDH Website this blog is not a complete list of providers with Substantiated Complaints, the providers highlighted are generally those which focus on the care of disabled or elderly persons.
Pursuant to Minnesota Statute 626.5572, subd. 19; “Substantiated” means a preponderance of the evidence shows that an act that meets the definition of maltreatment, which is defined subdivision 15, as: means “abuse as defined in subdivision 2, neglect as defined in subdivision 17 or financial exploitation as defined by subdivision 9.”
Although, efforts are made to make accurate links and relayed information, these blogs are examples of neglect and other issues, please double check all information at: MDH Website
This website is not intended to provide legal advice as each situation is different and specific factual information must be obtained before an attorney is able to assess the legal questions relevant to your situation.
If you or a loved one has suffered  burn injuries or an injury from neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility that serves the elderly in Minnesota please contact our firm for a free consultation and information regarding the obligations of the facility and your rights as a resident or concerned family member. To contact Attorney Kenneth L. LaBore, directly please send an email to KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com or call Ken at 612-743-9048.
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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


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