En EspaƱol

Patient Deaths Occur in Iowa Care Facility

The Golden Age Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Centerville, Iowa, is facing $15,000 in new state fines after three residents died under questionable circumstances, according to a Jan. 22 news report in The Des Moines Register. The report states this is the third time in seven months that the nursing home has been accused of failing to provide the minimum level of care for its residents.Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Reacts to Patient Deaths in Iowa Care Facility

Health officials in Iowa have slapped a $15,000 fine on Golden Age Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Centerville that stemmed from allegations of nursing home neglect, which officials say, led to the death of a patient at that facility.

According to a Jan. 22 news report in The Des Moines Register, this is the third time in seven months that the nursing home has been accused of failing to provide the minimum level of nursing care for its residents.

The home was fined $8,000 in September when a 64-year-old woman died while in respiratory distress, the report states. Officials determined that staff members allegedly failed to provide timely interventions, the article states. Two other deaths occurred in October and November and one involved a 91-year-old woman who died of pneumonia. Her daughter told officials that she tried to get staff to notify a doctor, but got no response.

According to the report, the other alleged incident involved an 89-year-old woman who allegedly suffered two hip fractures after which she was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, dehydration, malnourishment and a critically high level of sodium in her blood. She died a few days later, the report states. State inspectors visited the nursing home last summer and issued a lengthy report detailing dozens of instances involving nursing home neglect including failure to provide patients with showers, rehabilitation exercises, pain medications and informing doctors about resident's health issues, the article states.

Nursing homes have a legal obligation to provide a reasonable quality of care to their patients, said John Bisnar, founder of the Bisnar | Chase personal injury law firm. "Whether a nursing home is for-profit or non-profit, it should be the facility's top priority to put patient safety and well-being first," he said. "When a nursing home maintains substandard conditions and fails to attend to the needs of its patients, it can have disastrous consequences."

When abuse or neglect occurs at a nursing home, it can have a significant emotional impact on the victims' families as well, Bisnar said. "Victims and families of individuals who die in nursing homes as a result of abuse or neglect, have legal rights. Nursing homes that foster an environment of abuse and neglect should be held accountable."

About Bisnar | Chase

The California nursing home neglect lawyers of Bisnar | Chase represent victims of nursing home abuse and neglect, as well as elder abuse and many other personal injuries. The firm has been featured on a number of popular media outlets including Newsweek, Fox, NBC, and ABC and is known for its passionate pursuit of results for their clients. Since 1978, Bisnar | Chase has recovered millions of dollars for victims of auto accidents, auto defects and dangerously designed and/or maintained roadways.

For more information, please call 949-203-3814 or visit http://www.bestattorney.com for a free consultation.

Source: http://www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20130122/NEWS/301220060/0/DERBYFUN03/?odyssey=nav|head

Have a question that wasn't answered here?

(800) 561-4887
Fill out our
Contact Form

Was This Page Helpful? Yes | No

See All Ratings And Awards

The BISNAR | CHASE Difference

  • “I was in a serious auto accident when I was in law school. I had to hire a personal injury attorney and had a really bad experience.”

    John Bisnar

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “I went to law school knowing I wanted to be a personal injury attorney. I wanted my life’s work to have a positive impact on other people’s lives.”

    Brian Chase

    on what made him want to become a personal injury attorney

  • “Whatever the philosphy of the management is, is going to be carried through by the employees and it’s going to reflect on the experience the clients have.”

    John Bisnar

    on his philosophy on running a law firm

  • “Everybody either drives in a car or rides in a car, so when I do the auto defect cases I really feel like I’m making the world safer by making vehicles safer.”

    Brian Chase

    on why he focuses on auto defect cases

  • “The first thing we want to do with our clients is to relieve the stress. Make them feel comfortable. Treat them as an honored guest.”

    John Bisnar

    on how he would define superior client representation

  • “Corporate greed is a reality in our world and I see it time and time again. Especially, with the auto defect cases we focus on.”

    Brian Chase

    on corporate greed and how it affects the consumer

  • “You are dealing with people who are seriously injured or have lost a family member...Compassion is understanding someone else’s situation.”

    John Bisnar

    on the role compassion plays in his profession

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys
1301 Dove St #120
Newport Beach, CA 92660

local: (949) 203-3814
Get Directions

California Personal Injury Blog

Whole Foods Market Recalls Raw Macadamia Nuts For Salmonella Contamination

Whole Foods Market stores have issued a safety recall for raw macadamia nuts due to salmonella contamination. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, routine testing determined that the nuts were

read article

Newport Beach Woman Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Southwest Airlines

A Newport Beach woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Southwest Airlines claiming crewmembers mistook her husband’s medical emergency for unruly behavior during a California flight

read article

Ford Recalls More Vehicles For Defective Door Latches

Ford Motor Company has said it will issue a vehicle defect recall for 390,000 cars affected by faulty door latches. According to a Detroit News report, the latches have been linked to two minor

read article


Copyright & Disclaimer

Disclaimer: The legal information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of an attorney-client relationship. Any results set forth here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case.

Bisnar Chase serves all of California. In addition, we represent clients in other states through our associations with local law firms. Through the local firm, we will be admitted to practice law in their state, pro hac vice, meaning "for this particular occasion." When in our client's interest, we employ the local law firm (at no additional cost to our client) to assist us with routine court appearances and discovery proceedings to more efficiently pursue our client's cause.

Copyright © 1999- Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys - All rights reserved.
Location: 1301 Dove St. #120, Newport Beach, CA 92660 - Tel: (949) 203-3814

Website Design, SEO and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS ConsultingSLS Consulting