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Minnesota Lawyer features Mark Kosieradzki and the Theresa Rotter case

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 8, 2016

The front-page feature article in today’s issue of Minnesota Lawyer reports on a civil rights wrongful death action that the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm has brought against Ramsey County. The Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm is honored to represent the family of Theresa “Toots” Rotter in their mission to hold the Ramsey County Care Center accountable for the wrongful death of their loved one.  Ms. Rotter died while in the care of the county-owned Maplewood nursing home. The law suit includes legal claims that the county nursing home… Read More →

Fox News features Mark Kosieradzki in report on wrongful death/civil rights case

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 4, 2016

Yesterday we reported on a law suit filed by the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm against the Ramsey County Care Center for the wrongful death of Theresa “Toots” Rotter. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE BROADCAST REPORT. Last night, Fox 9 News led its 10:00 pm broadcast featuring the law suit and Mark Kosieradzki.  Fox 9 News reports, “The woman’s family is suing Ramsey County, which runs the Ramsey County Care Center. According to the lawsuit, a computer system that provides food serving… Read More →

Kosieradzki Smith files wrongful death suit against Ramsey County Care Center

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 3, 2016

The Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm is honored to represent the family of Theresa “Toots” Rotter in their mission to hold the Ramsey County Care Center accountable for the wrongful death of their loved one.  Ms. Rotter died while in the care of the county-owned Maplewood nursing home. The law suit includes legal claims that the county nursing home violated Ms. Rotter’s civil rights. Kosieradzki Smith filed the suit Monday in federal court in Minnesota against the Ramsey County Care Center, two top administrators, and the unidentified employee who… Read More →

Broen Memorial Home Neglects Resident

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

April 14, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Broen Memorial Home in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that neglect occurred when a resident choked on a hot dog and bun which was not in accordance with the resident’s physician ordered diet. The food was removed when the Heimlich maneuver was performed by staff. The Department investigated the matter and found that the resident’s physician orders and care… Read More →

Crystal Care Center Neglects Resident

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

March 5, 2014

In its investigation reported posted March 4th [H5289042], the Minnesota Department of Health determined that the Crystal Care Center, a nursing home located in Crystal, Minnesota, is responsible for neglecting its resident, finding: “Even though the nursing home was aware that the resident takes food from other resident’s plate, the resident was not provided adequate supervision during meal times.  The facility failed to minimize the resident’s risk of choking during meals.” The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm represents clients in cases involving catastrophic… Read More →

West Wind Village Nursing Home Resident Given Unsafe Food

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 20, 2013

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the West Wind Village, a nursing home in Morris, MN. A complaint was filed with the department alleging that a client was sent to the hospital with aspiration pneumonia after a nursing assistant and kitchen staff gave the resident a salad with cucumbers. The department investigated the matter and determined that neglect occurred when staff gave the resident food outside of her physician’s prescribed diet, which… Read More →

Ramsey County Care Center Neglects Nursing Home Resident

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

August 6, 2013

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Ramsey County Care Center in Maplewood, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that neglect occurred when a resident was provided food that was the wrong consistency. The resident coughed up a quarter size potato, began to show symptoms of aspiration and had audible wheezes bilaterally, at which time the resident was sent to the hospital. [Case no. H532041] The dietary department prepared… Read More →

Choking

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

March 12, 2012

For elders with a physical or mental disability, choking is a very real danger. Because many elders have difficulty swallowing, it’s the duty of a nursing home to properly supervise and provide assistance when eating, and to determine which foods are safest to eat. When somebody chokes, their brain is deprived of oxygen, which can lead serious brain damage and even death. If you believe that a loved one has choked because a nursing home failed to do its job,… Read More →

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