Like many nursing home patients, Milton Aucoin was a sick man who was reliant on a nursing home to attend to medical needs. In particular, he needed the nursing home staff to properly administer necessary medications that were prescribed by his physicians.
As part of his rehabilitation from a stroke, Mr. Aucoin was to receive blood thinning medications to prevent another episode.
Despite physicians’ orders for blood thinners and other necessary medications, a news report concerning a recently filed wrongful death lawsuit alleges that the staff at Chateau De Notre Dame (Louisiana nursing home) ignored the orders by withholding the medications for two days following his initial admission. As a result of the lack of proper medication, Mr. Aucoin suffered a subsequent stroke which contributed to his death.