Three Iowa nursing homes fined

Three nursing homes in Iowa were fined for various violations, including verbally abusing patients.

One home in Dallas County was fined $2,000 for verbal abuse and a new administrator was brought in. Another violation occurred when an 85-year-old man was found in distress, unresponsive and frothing at the mouth and the suctioning machine that would have helped him was not plugged in and suction was not available. The resident did not survive because of this mistake.

The director of another nursing home was fired for threatening seven employees by telling them they would be fired if they reported concerns to inspectors. The final nursing home was fined for demoting the administrator after she faxed a list of complaints to state inspectors.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact the Iowa nursing home abuse lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.

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