Nursing Home Neglect: No Care for Elderly Man Following Fall

Augustana Health Care Center, in Hasting Minnesota, was recently cited for abuse, causing the home to take corrective measures and re-educate their current employees. The Minnesota Department of Health Facility Complaints office stated that the nursing home neglect "occurred when staff did not assess, monitor, and treat" a man shortly following a fall. The duty and urgency of these employees should have been even more clear because in the present case, the "signs and symptoms indicated a head injury". Man Passes Away Two Days Following Injury A man fell at the health care center but did not receive proper treatment which led to his … [Read more...]

Medical Malpractice in St. Paul, Minnesota Sends Man onto Operating Room Floor

Max DeVries, 61, had a stroke and was admittied to St. Joseph's Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Days later he was scheduled for a lumbar drain replacement. While under anesthesia, Max rolled off of the operating table, hitting his head on an area where doctors had previously removed part of his skull to relieve inflammation of his brain. The fall resulted in severe bleeding on the brain. Mr. DeVries was taken to have a CT scan of the brain, and died on April 13th of a massive stroke. DeVries' family believes that his death was caused by the fall in the operating room. When hospital staff alerted DeVries family of the accident, they said … [Read more...]