June 6, 2011
Bayshore Health Center in Duluth, Minnesota was cited and may be fined for failing to report incidents of nursing home abuse. A state inspection earlier in the year found two serious violations of federal nursing home rules meaning serious harm could have or did occur to a resident.
One incident involved a wheelchair bound resident being allowed outside to smoke without proper footwear which led to frostbite. Another resident has blisters on his legs after hot packs that were too hot were put on his legs by a worker at the nursing home.
Another incident involved a patient in a motorized wheelchair intentionally ramming other residents.
The state inspection found that the incidents were not properly reported and the state has recommended that the nursing home be fined $4,050 and a $200 daily fine until the the federal Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services makes a decision on the matter.
If you or someone you care about has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect we urge you to get in touch with an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer who can help you explore your legal options.