A Minnesota Department of Health report found that White Community Hospital and Nursing Home staff in Aurora dropped a resident several feet while being moved in a sling from her bed to a wheelchair. As a result she suffered broken bones that contributed to her death. The hospital’s internal investigation said the employee failed to follow the resident’s care plan, which said such a transfer required two staff members.
Hubert Humphrey talked about the way a society is doing could be judged by the way they cared for their elderly. This story is a example of treatment at it’s lowest.
Nursing Homes are often medical necessary for many families. They can be very expensive. They are the residents homes surrounded by professionals in charge of caring for them. The place they should always feel safe.
If you have a family member in a nursing home , it is important to look around on each visit. Be vigilante in certain areas. Look for signs of Physical Abuse, Neglect, and Verbal/Emotional abuse. If you see signs of abuse:
- Contact the Nursing Home Administrator and tell them your concerns.
- Contact the Minnesota Board of Aging.
- Contact the police department in the municipality where the abuse occurred.
It’s important that we protect all of those that have contributed to society and who are the most vulnerable.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.