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  • Patient Suffers Subdural Hematoma Due To Blood Thinner

    A 92-year-old patient was discharged from the hospital after a left hip fracture surgery on June 8, 2013 and admitted to the nursing home for therapy. The patient was receiving Lovenox and Coumadin daily, with Admission Orders to the nursing home to maintain INR in the 2-3 range and to check her PT/INR daily until discontinued. The patient was identified as being “at risk for bleeding/bruising/abnormal labs” related to the Coumadin and Lovenox.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Falls, Sustains Injuries, Develops Pressure Ulcers; Nursing Home Settles

    A 73-year-old male nursing home patient had a high fall risk and the danger of sustaining injury during sliding board transfers, of which the nursing home was aware. On November 7, 2012, the patient fell at the nursing home facility when a single CNA was transferring him using a sliding board. After the November 7, 2012 fall, the nursing home was to ensure that the patient would be assisted during all sliding board transfers by two members of the nursing home’s staff and that a gait belt would b...  Read More...

  • Patient Suffers Falls, Fractures, C. Diff and Dies; Nursing Home Settles

    On September 17, 2009, an 87-year-old female nursing home patient began having loose stools. Over the next two months, the patient continued to suffer from C.diff diarrhea, which the nursing home failed timely to diagnose. The nursing home improperly administered Imodium to the patient in response to her diarrhea.During the time of care, the patient was also a high fall risk based on her history of falls, unsteady gait, muscle weakness, use of assistive devices, diuretic medications, cardio...  Read More...

  • Patient Falls, Fractures Ribs, Suffers Respiratory Distress and Dies

    An 81-year-old patient was admitted to a nursing home on March 18, 2009. On admission, he was known by the defendants to be a high fall risk due to an unsteady gait and weakness and poor safety while ambulating, among other medical conditions and limitations.On March 21, 2009, the patient was permitted by the nursing home to fall in his bathroom. The patient was found in the bathroom floor.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Falls, Suffers Fracture, Nursing Home Settles

    A nursing home permitted a 73-year-old female patient in their care to fall. On November 20, 2007, the patient was documented by the nursing home to have been found in her bed crying, complaining of right hip and leg pain. Her leg was also shortened.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Falls, Fractures Ankle, Nursing Home Settles

    On December 8, 2012 at a local adult training center, a 57-year-old male was improperly transferred in his room, resulting in a fracture of his right ankle. The patient required the assistance of two staff for all transfers. Unfortunately, the nursing home aide responsible for his care transferred the patient by herself.   Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Falls Unsupervised, Suffers Fractures, Nursing Home Settles

    An 83-year-old female was admitted to a nursing home on June 14, 2011. At all times relevant, the nursing home knew the patient was a high fall risk. Unfortunately, the nursing home failed to provide the patient with the safety measures they knew she needed, including without limitation vigilant supervision and bed and chair fall alarms.On June 14, 2011, within an hour of admission to the nursing home, the patient was left unattended and unsupervised in her room.   Read More...

  • Patient Falls, Suffers Bilateral Leg Fractures and Dies, Nursing Home Settles

    A 74-year-old patient was admitted to a nursing home’s care on January 12, 2008. The patient was nonverbal, had lower extremity weakness due to a previous stroke, and was non-ambulatory. The patient was totally dependent on the nursing home facility for ambulation.On June 8, 2008, the patient was documented as being agitated and “climbing OOB (out of bed).” The physician was notified and an order for Ativan was obtained.   Read More...

  • Patient Falls, Placed Back In Bed With Femur Fracture, Nursing Home Settles

    On January 31, 2007, a 95-year-old female was admitted to a nursing home. The nursing home knew the patient was a high fall risk based on a medical history that included a history of falls, dementia, the use of assistive devices, osteoarthritis, hypertension, dizziness, problems with balance, and confusion, among other conditions and limitations.On February 6, 2012, the nursing home permitted the patient to fall when a CNA was putting her to bed. After the fall, the nursing home’s staff pi...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient On Blood Thinner Dies From Internal Bleeding

    A 91-year-old female patient sustained a fall at home on July 3, 2013. As a result of the fall, she was hospitalized at the hospital with left hip and left wrist fractures. She received surgery at the hospital to repair the fractures.   Read More...

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