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Oak Hills Living Center Cited With Neglect

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 24th June 2016 | Category: Dehydration, Medication Administration Mistakes | RSS Feed
Oak Hill Living Center in New Ulm Resident Suffers From Medication Reaction, Urinary Tract Infection, Dehydration and Facility Cited by MDH for Failing to Respond to Change in Condition

Oak Hill Living Center in New Ulm Resident Suffers From Medication Reaction, Urinary Tract Infection, Dehydration and Facility Cited by MDH for Failing to Respond to Change in Condition

Failure to Respond to Medication Reaction in Resident at Oak Hills Living Center

In a report from the Minnesota Department of Health, dated May 16, 2016, it is alleged that a resident was neglected when s/he had an allegoric reaction to medication for his/her kidney infection and quit eating, drinking, and became unresponsive. The facility did not seek out emergency services when the resident became unresponsive. The resident was eventually hospitalized and was very dehydrated. In addition, the facility staff is incorrectly administering the resident’s nebulizer treatments.

Failure to Monitor Changing Symptoms and Condition at Oak Hills Living Center

Based on a preponderance of evidence neglect occurred when the facility staff failed to assess and monitor changes in the resident’s condition when the resident exhibited signs and symptoms of upper respiratory and urinary tract infections.  In addition, the facility staff failed to notify the resident’s physician and/or the nurse practitioner or the resident’s change in his/her condition.  The resident’s family transported the resident to the hospital and the resident required hospitalization for dehydration and kidney failure.

It was the resident’s family not the facility that arranged for transporting the resident to the hospital when the resident became unresponsive.  The resident was admitted to the hospital for dehydration and kidney failure.

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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Angels Care Center Cannon Falls Neglect – Hip Fracture

Written By: Kenneth LaBore | Published On: 25th February 2015 | Category: Fall Injuries | RSS Feed
Elderly Gentleman, Veteran, Nursing Home Resident - Angels Care Center Cannon Falls

Elderly Gentleman, Veteran, Nursing Home Resident – Angels Care Center Cannon Falls

Angels Care Center Cannon Falls Fractured Hip

A MDH Complaint concluded on January 16, 2015,  reports that Angels Care Center Cannon Falls had substantiated neglect for health care.  The allegation was that neglect occurred when staff failed to provide the resident with Coumadin for three weeks resulting in several blot clots, which required three surgeries.  In addition, the resident fell which resulted in a hip fracture.  The resident also had a history of urinary tract infections and staff failed to adequately change the resident’s catheter in a timely manner.

Angels Care Center Cannon Falls Complaint Findings for Neglect of Health Care – Fracture of Hip

In a report concluded on September 30, 2014, there was a fiding of neglect of health care substantiated for allegations that neglect occurred when a resident was not provided with adequate interventions to prevent falls, a timely medical evaluation after a fall, adequate pain management and adequate assistance with eating.

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.

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Hip Fractures

If you have concerns about medication errors, fallsUTIs or any other form of elder abuse or neglect contact Minnesota Nursing Home Attorney Kenneth LaBore 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

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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