Everything listed under: nursing home settlement

  • Patient Develops Severe Pressure Ulcers, Nursing Homes And Hospital Settle

    An 88-year-old female patient was admitted to the hospital on December 2, 2009. She did not have any pressure ulcers on admission. On December 8, 2009, the patient was noted to have developed a stage II pressure ulcer on her sacrum.   Read More...

  • Paralyzed Patient Develops Stage IV Sacral Pressure Ulcer, Nursing Home Settles

    At all times relevant while under the care of the nursing home from 9/24/08 until 9/29/08, a 92-year-old female was at high risk to develop pressure ulcers. Specifically, she was entirely dependent on the nursing home’s staff for all aspects of her care, due to paralysis in both legs, contractures in both arms, limited range of motion in all limbs, weakness, incontinence of bowel and bladder, severe cognitive impairment, history of CVA, and foot drop.On 10/15/08, a stage II pressure ulcer was fi...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Allowed To Fall, Suffers Fracture; Nursing Home Settles

    A 90-year-old patient was admitted to a nursing home on July 19, 2013. At all times relevant, the patient was known by the nursing home to be a high fall risk due to a medical history that included a recent CVA, polio with right-sided weakness and right arm paralysis, dementia, confusion, disorientation, impaired decision making, impulsivity, the need for assistance with mobility and activities of daily living, and decreased functional mobility, strength, endurance, activity tolerance, balance, ...  Read More...

  • Dementia Patient Falls At Nursing Home 6 Times, Final Fall Causes Brain Hemorrhage; Nursing Home Settles

    An 85-year-old female patient was, at all times relevant, a high fall risk patient.  The patient, who had a medical history that included generalized muscle weakness, dementia, and confusion, was allowed by the nursing home from 7/25/15 through 11/9/15 to fall on no less than five separate occasions.  Specifically, the patient fell on 7/25/15, 8/31/15, 9/29/15, 11/5/15, and 11/9/15. On 12/4/15, the nursing home again permitted the patient to fall.  The patient ...  Read More...

  • Female Patient Falls Unattended, Suffers Multiple Fractures, Nursing Home Settles

    A 91-year-old patient was admitted to a nursing home on November 21, 2011.  At all times relevant, the nursing home knew the patient was a high fall risk based on a medical history that included Alzheimer’s dementia, confusion, poor safety awareness, the use of assistive devices, dizziness, and deficits in strength and balance, among other conditions and limitations.  Unfortunately, the nursing home failed to provide the patient with the safety measures it knew she needed, includi...  Read More...

  • Patient Requiring 1:1 Supervision, Slips In Coffee, Suffers Fracture, Nursing Home Settles

    A 77-year-old female was admitted to a nursing home on August 7, 2012.  At all times relevant, the nursing home staff knew the patient was a high fall risk based on a medical history that included Alzheimer’s dementia, confusion, agitation, impaired fine and gross motion coordination, impaired safety awareness, wandering, exit-seeking behavior, cognitive deficits, the use of narcotic pain medications, and decreases in strength, functional mobility, transfers, range of motion, functiona...  Read More...

  • Nursing Home Patient Falls Multiple Times, Suffers Fractures, Nursing Home Settles

    A 74-year-old male patient was admitted to a nursing home on September 1, 2011. At the time of admission and at all times thereafter, the patient was a high fall risk. The patient's family expressed concerns to the nursing home staff about the patient’s safety as a high fall risk, needing vigilant supervision, to which the nursing home staff responded by assuring the patient’s family he would be protected from falls and that all fall interventions would be used with him.On Septem...  Read More...

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

    An 81-year-old female patient was admitted to a nursing home facility on December 21, 2006. On admission, she was a high fall risk. On December 25, 2006, the patient rang her call bell multiple times to obtain help from the nursing home staff, but they did not respond.   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, 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...