Homeward Bound in Plymouth has been cited by the state for negligence. The Minnesota Department of Health determined on June 15, 2011, that the Homeward Bound inc. nursing home maltreated the vulnerable adult (VA) living there.
“According to the VA’s Individual Service Plan, the VA was Diagnosed with Spastic cerebral palsy, a seizure disorder, and profound mental retardation,” the report reads. The home’s Risk Management Assessment and Plan described the VA as being “at risk [for scald burns] regarding [his/her] ability to adjust the water temperature.”
The man sustained second and third degree burns on his foot, leg, and buttocks due to the water temperature.
The Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm has extensive experience helping residents and their families involved with scald burns caused by nursing homes who fail to do their job. Residents at risk for scald burns require competent assistance and supervision during the bathing process. To meet this need, nursing homes must have sufficient numbers of competent nurses and care staff on duty. Nursing homes also need to monitor the water temperatures and properly maintain the heaters to avoid burns.
If you believe that a loved one has been burnt due to negligence at a nursing home or other care facility that promise to care for vulnerable adults, take action now and contact the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm online or call us toll free at (877) 552 2873 to set up a FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION