Florida state regulators have recently fined Azalea Court nursing home in West Palm Beach, Florida $16,000 after a patient was found on the floor with maggots crawling out of his leg cast, according to On Call with Phil Galewitz, from the Palm Beach Post. The nursing home was cited for failing to have a comprehensive care plan for treating the patient’s broken leg, which resulted in an “infestation of maggots,” according to the inspection report. The man’s injury should have been treated every three days but the nursing home was only able to document weekly treatments. In April 2008, just ... Read More
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