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Waconia Nursing Home Staff Too Tired to Save Resident’s Life

The Good Samaritan Society’s nursing home in Waconia, Minnesota lost a resident because the nursing home’s employee was “tired and not thinking clearly,” according to an investigation report posted by the Minnesota Department of Health (Case no. H5234008).  The investgation has been reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and CBS News.

Apparently, the Good Samaritan Society’s nursing home employee was too tired even to call 911 for the distressed resident.  The MDH found that the caregiver should have performed resuscitation efforts and called 911 when the resident fell ill.  The MDH investigation determined that the resident became unresponsive while using the toilet and the employee was called to the room, but failed to initiate CPR or call 911.  According to the MDH report, the caregiver acknowledged to the administrative nurse that such actions should have been taken, but the employee “was tired and was not clearly thinking clearly at the time of the incident.”

If you believe your loved one has been harmed due to a nursing home’s neglect, take action and contact the Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm online or call us toll-free at (877) 552-2873 to set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.