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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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.

Client at Westwood of Duluth Dies after Consuming Caustic Substance
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