A North Iowa nursing home is facing two lawsuits filed by the families of residents who say neglect and abuse by the staff led to their deaths.
The latest lawsuit against Timely Mission Nursing Home in Buffalo Center was filed two weeks ago in Winnebago County District Court by the family of Virginia Olthoff, who died in February 2018.
Olthoff’s death, as well as the death of another unidentified Timely Mission resident on the same day, led to a federal fine against the facility in August 2018.
The family of Darlene Weaver, a Timely Mission resident who died in June 2017, also filed a lawsuit against the facility in November of that year.
A trial is set for March 2020 in the Weaver lawsuit, but the nursing home is seeking a postponement.
Timely Mission “specifically denies that it is responsible for any acts or omissions that resulted in any injury, decline in health, or damages to Darlene Weaver.”
State Officials investigated the Timely Mission Nursing Home 19 times due to complaints over the five years before the deaths of Olthoff and the unidentified resident.