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 in transcribing the doctor’s order. The MDH found that due to Good Samaritan’s error, “the resident’s Coumadin order disappeared from the [nursing home’s] electronic medical record.” The MDH determined that Good Samaritan is responsible for neglect of the facility’s resident. [Case no. H5234012]
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