Martin Luther Care Center in Bloomington, Minnesota failed to monitor a resident’s surgical site for eight days, according to an investigation by the Minnesota Department of Health. The resident was admitted to the nursing home following surgery. The MDH found that during the first eight days the resident was in the facility, Martin Luther Care Center’s staff did not monitor the resident’s surgical incisions. When the resident was seen for follow up, the physician found that one of the incisions had become “soupy, purulent and dehisced” (open along the incision line). The condition had become necrotric, “appearing as if it has not been inspected.” The resident’s leg was amputed due to poor healing of his wound.
The Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm currently represents a family whose loved one died less than 16 hours after she was admitted to Martin Luther Care Center for post-surgery rehabilitation. The MDH determined that Defendants’ facility was responsible for neglect, due to the facility’s failure to maintain a system that preserves each resident’s right to competent care by nursing staff and for the failure to ensure that emergency systems were in place. This case is venued in Hennepin Couny and set for trial in November 2012.
If you or a loved one have suffered neglect at a care facility like Martin Luther Care Center, contact the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm online or toll free at (877)552-2873 for a free initial consultation.