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Improper Use of Hoyer Lift at Lutheran Care Center Fractures Resident’s Hip

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 14, 2013

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Lutheran Care Center in Little Falls, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that while transferring a resident with a Hoyer lift, a nursing assistant failed to cross the leg straps resulting in the resident sliding out of the sling. The resident hip was fractured. The MDH investigated the matter and found that the vulnerable resident — who was nonverbal, severely cognitively impaired, unable… Read More →