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The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Anoka Rehab and Living Center Nursing Home in Anoka, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department of Health alleging that neglect occurred when a resident was found with the resident’s head wedged in the gap between the mattress and the grab bar with the resident’s head pressing up against the grab bar. As a result the resident sustained swelling to the resident’s right eye and there was an open head wound.

The Department investigated the matter and found that the facility’s staff failed to assess the resident’s need and ability to safely use the grab bar, including failing to assess the grab bars for adherence to FDA guidelines for safe use of the grab bars prior to use. The MDH determined that the nursing home is responsible for neglect of the facility’s resident.  [Case no. H5205033]

The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm represents clients in cases involving catastrophic injury caused by nursing homes and other care facilities that fail to provide proper care. If you believe your loved one has been harmed due neglect or abuse in a nursing home, 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.