Woodbury Villa MDH Complaint Substantiated After Fire Leads to Death of Resident
In a report concluded on May 27, 2015, the Minnesota Department of Health cites Woodbury Villa alleging that neglect of supervision occurred when a fire in the building resulted in death of a client and serious injury to two other clients.
Woodbury Villa Department of Health Neglect of Supervision Finding
The preponderance of the evidence established that neglect of supervision occurred when the facility failed to protect the safety of the clients that received services from the licensee, when the licensee was aware that Client #1 continued to smoke cigarettes unsafely in the building and/or his apartment for approximately on year. A fire in Client #1’s apartment occurred and the client died as a result of the fire. Client #2 and Client #3 were transferred to the hospital for evaluation of smoke inhalation and were treated and released that same day.
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