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Minnesota Heritage House fails to provide timely medical response resulting in life threatening-emergency surgery

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Minnesota Heritage House, an assisted living facility in Little Falls, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a resident was neglected when he did not receive a timely medical evaluation.

The MDH investigated the matter and found that the facility failed to provide timely medical response to a resident’s change in condition. The resident developed abdominal pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, and a bulging in the abdominal area and the staff did not seek a medical evaluation for approximately twenty-four hours. The resident was diagnosed with an incarcerated ventral hernia and required life threatening-emergency surgery.

The MDH determined that the facility is responsible for neglect of the facility’s resident. [Case no. HL21049021]

This is not the first investigation of Minnesota Heritage House by the MDH.  In 2013, the MDH found that financial exploitation occurred when four clients were billed for narcotic pain medications that were not ordered by their physicians. Minnesota Heritage House’s employee falsified documents to order the narcotic pain medications and took them for the employee’s own use. [Case no. HL21049019].

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 or other care facility, 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.