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August 4, 2011

Van Duyn Home and Hospital located in Syracuse, NY has been fined for allowing a man with a history of alcoholism to leave the facility which led to him getting drunk, having a seizure, cutting his head, and ending up in the emergency room. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a fine of $73,650 against the nursing home.

Van Duyn has a history of allowing at risk residents to leave the facility. The nursing home was cited earlier in the year when a quadriplegic resident ended up in the hospital after being given a pass to leave the facility. While the resident was away from the nursing home the resident had a seizure and developed other medical issues which caused the person to have to go to a hospital intensive care unit.

An inspection report said Van Duyn fixed it’s pass policy and made other corrective actions. However, this latest incident highlights that there is still a problem at the nursing home of allowing at risk residents to leave the facility which may cause them harm.

A nursing home abuse lawyer can help you and your family if nursing home abuse or neglect becomes an issue with a loved one at a nursing facility.


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