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Associated Press, Published January 12 2012

State investigates death at Bloomington group home

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The state is investigating the death of a developmentally disabled man living in a group home in Bloomington.

Investigators are reviewing whether staff at the state-run Bloomington ICF properly administered medications to 54-year-old Bruce Diersen and whether CPR was done when it was discovered that he wasn't breathing last September. Diersen's family says a medical examiner determined he died of a severe case of pneumonia.

The Star Tribune says the investigation is the latest case that raises questions about care provided by the Department of Human Services' State Operated Services division in the past six months. An investigation into the drowning death in Braham last August found that an employee neglected a developmentally disabled resident by leaving him alone in a bathtub full of water for nearly 40 minutes.


Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.