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Medication Errors

Medication Errors

Good Samaritan Society – St. James Neglects Resident’s Medical Needs

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

April 3, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Good Samaritan Society-St. James in St. James, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that neglect occurred when a resident’s glucose was not monitored for seven months although the resident was receiving oral anti diabetic medication. The Department investigated the matter and found that when the resident was admitted from the hospital to the nursing home the hospital transfer form included nursing recommendations… Read More →

Nursing Home Risks in the News

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

April 1, 2014

Nursing Home Resident’s Family Files Retaliation Complaint A woman helping families fight for nursing home residents’ rights says her activism is drawing the wrong type of attention and action from her mother’s nursing home in Arkansas. A month after setting up a family counsel at the nursing home, she says she received an involuntary discharge notice, forcing her mother out of the nursing home. Click here for more about this story. Medical Technician Confesses to Louisville Nursing Home Death, Then… Read More →

Nursing Home Risks in the News

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

March 31, 2014

Police say medical aide stole pain pills at Somerset nursing facility A 26-year-old medical aide was arrested on March 26, 2014 on a warrant by state police and arraigned on charges that she took residents’ pain medication while working as a medical aide at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Pennsylvania. Click here for more about this story.  Who Opposes Cameras In Nursing Home Residents’ Rooms? Just last week, a bill introduced in the South Carolina Legislature that would allow… Read More →

Gil-Mor Manor’s Resident Hospitalized After Staff Neglects Resident Physician Orders

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

March 28, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Gil-Mor Manor Nursing Home in Morgan, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Minnesota Department of Health alleging that neglect occurred when staff failed to implement physician’s orders for insulin administration and the resident was admitted to the hospital for diabetic ketoacidosis. The Minnesota Department of Health investigated the matter and found that the allegation of neglect is substantiated because the facility had a system… Read More →

Minneapolis Veterans Home’s Under Scrutiny

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

December 31, 2013

A Minneapolis Star Tribune report reviews inquiries into suspicious deaths that indicate persistent problems at the Minneapolis Veterans Home.  According to the report, “In the past three years, state records show, the veterans home has been the subject of 11 state health department investigations, including four suspicious deaths.” The report quotes the Minnesota’s legislative auditor, Jim Nobles, as being concerned about what he called “significant and persistent problems at the Minneapolis home.” Mr. Nobles has been critical of how the… Read More →

Crest View Lutheran Home Neglects Resident

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

December 5, 2013

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Crest View Lutheran Home in Columbia Heights, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that Crest View’s resident did not receive antipsychotic medication for one month causing hallucinations and suicidal thoughts. The Department investigated the matter and found that the evidence substantiated allegation of neglect.  The MDH determined that Crest View Lutheran Home is responsible for neglect of the facility’s resident.  [Case no.… Read More →

Over-Drugging Nursing Home Residents Still Prevalent

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

December 1, 2013

Forbes magazine reports in its article entitled “Dementia Patients Still Getting Dangerous Antipsychotic Drugs In Nursing Homes,” that more “than one out of every five nursing home residents is still being given powerful antipsychotic drugs despite a growing consensus that they are inappropriate and often dangerous. These drugs frequently are given to “calm” dementia patients even though many are approved only for the treatment of diseases such as schizophrenia.” Forbes reports that “[d]espite a federal initiative, a $2.2 billion legal settlement… Read More →

Good Samaritan’s Nursing Home in Waconia Neglects Its Resident

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

November 25, 2013

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at Good Samaritan’s nursing home in Waconia, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that the nursing home failed to administer Coumadin for 10 days.  The resident developed a clot in the left femoral artery. The Department investigated the matter and found that allegation was substantiated.  The resident did not receive Coumadin (an anti-coagulant) for ten days as a result of Good Samaritan’s medication error… Read More →

Addicted Nurses Keep Licenses in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

November 8, 2013

According to an investigative report by the Minneapolis Star Tribune, there are nurses who continue to steal narcotics or practice while impaired under monitoring by the state that’s supposed to stop them. Base on its examination of more than 1,000 Minnesota Board of Nursing disciplinary records, there are 112 Minnesota nurses since 2010 who are licensed to practice despite having either stolen narcotics on the job, fraudulently obtained prescriptions, or practiced while impaired by drugs or alcohol. The report states,… Read More →

TOPICS:   Medication Errors

Norris Square Employee Takes Resident’s Drugs

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

October 22, 2013

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of financial exploitation concerns at Norris Square, an assisted living facility in Cottage Grove, Minnesota. A complaint was filed alleging that an employee took a resident’s narcotic medications without permission. The Department investigation substantiated the allegation. The resident had physician orders for Oxycodone. The medication was kept in a locked box in the resident’s room, and only employees had access to the box. A pill count on the date of… Read More →