Suit Filed Claims Nursing Error
A claim was recently filed against Brewster Village accusing one of the nurses at the facility of being responsible for the death of a resident last year through a nursing error.
The claim was filed on behalf of the woman who passed away while living at Brewster Village.
Nurse Accused of Negligence
The nurse who stands accused has not been named, since they haven’t been charged with a crime and still remains eligible to practice as a nurse.
Used as supporting evidence in the claim, is a letter that was signed by Chad MacKenzie, the director of nursing at the facility.
Letter Serves as Evidence
In the letter, MacKenzie reportedly wrote that a nurse at the home “administered medications in error, which could have contributed to the death of a patient.”
MacKenzie wrote that the incident occurred in June of last year and Agnes Kneip died two days later.
The nurse in question supposedly gave Kneip, who was 91 at the time, medicine that was meant for another patient.
“The whole point of federal and state regulations of nursing homes is to prevent these tragedies,” says Matthew Boller, from the firm who filed the claim. “Sadly, there was a lack of training, education of staffing such that this medication error occurred.”
(Source: Post Crescent)
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