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Maggots Infest Nursing Home Resident

A nursing home was fined $16,000 by state regulators after a patient was found injured on the floor with maggots crawling out of his leg cast. The home was cited for nursing home negligence in that it failed to have a comprehensive care plan for the resident that included caring for his broken leg. The 120-bed facility failed to provide the necessary care and services to a resident with the cast and wound of lower leg which resulted in an infestation of maggots. The elder negligence report said the patient’s leg wound and cast was to be cared for every three days, but the nursing home could only provide documentation that it was cared for once a week. The same home was but on a “watch list” by state regulators because of its poor performance on recent inspections. One of these deficiencies included having poor polices to prevent elder abuse. Maggots can oftentimes be the result of nursing home negligence. To read more about the maggot infested cast, please click the link.