PATIENT STRIKES HEAD AND DIES AFTER FALL

An elderly woman died after she fell from an improperly secured lift while being lowered into a bathtub. The nurse’s aide who improperly secured the patient in the lift device continued to try to lower the patient into the tub even though she knew two-person assistance was necessary and another[…]

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ELDERLY MAN ASPHYXIATES ON FRUIT AT SKILLED FACILITY

A man with a mechanically altered diet choked to death on piece of fruit that was blocking his airway. The man had a muscular problem in his throat that required all of his food to be pureed. The man was found after the meal period one evening, asphyxiated after an[…]

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UNCLE DIES AFTER NEGLECT AND HOSPITAL STAY

A man was placed in a residential care facility by his niece after she was no longer able to care for him at her home. During a period of personal trouble, the niece was unable to visit her uncle at which time he was transferred to a Skilled Nursing Facility[…]

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MAGGOTS FOUND IN ELDER PATIENT’S BEDSORES

An elderly woman who had been injured in a previous incident was admitted to defendant’s skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation. Her physician ordered that she return to his office for follow-up shortly after she was admitted, but the facility failed to make an appointment or provide transportation to the physician’s[…]

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RESIDENT IS SEXUALLY BATTERED AT SKILLED FACILITY

A woman with severe dementia was repeatedly sexually battered by another resident at the defendant’s skilled nursing facility. Although many of the facility’s employees, including its Administrator and Director of Nurses, knew that this was going on, it continued over a period of months until a certified nurses aid told[…]

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