Investigation Underway at Brooklyn Park Care Facility after 2 Residents Die from Ventilator Failure

June 25, 2018 04:57 PM

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A search warrant was executed at a Brooklyn Park healthcare facility following the death two residents whose ventilators stopped working, according to court documents filed in Hennepin County.

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The warrant, filed Sunday, allowed authorities to search the premises of Plateau Healthcare.

Plateau Healthcare was investigated by the Department of Health after the death of Taurus Grantham, whose ventilator stopped working in October 2017.

RELATED: MDH: Brooklyn Park Facility Neglected Patient who Died, Didn't Know Ventilator Stopped Working

The search warrant requests the personal file Plateau Healthcare kept on Grantham and seeks information in a second death at the facility in September 2016. That resident who died due to a ventilator failure was identified as Douglas Earl Palm. 

Data collected during the investigation of both Grantham and Palm's death and information regarding staff who were working during the two deaths, was included in the search warrant as well. 

RELATED: Legislators to Address Reported Lapses in Oversight of State's Senior Care Facilities

According to the search warrant, Palm's sister contacted the Brooklyn Park police department after seeing news reports of the investigation into Grantham's death. The warrant said she was concerned that a similar situation. 

Faisale Boukari, the president of Plateau Healthcare, said the company is cooperating with police during the investigation. 

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