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Good Samaritan Society – Albert Lea

Good Samaritan Society – Albert Lea Neglects Patient

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

April 17, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Good Samaritan Society – Albert Lea in Albert Lea, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that the facility’s caretakers did not follow a patient’s physician plan. This resulted in the patient gaining 20 pounds in 15 days. The Department investigated the matter and found that the facility’s electronic administration record did not include the entirety of the physician’s patient care-plan. As a… Read More →

Minneapolis Star Tribune Addresses Minnesota’s Out-of-Date Law

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

January 19, 2014

Today’s Minneapolis Star Tribune featured a front-page article on Minnesota’s law that rewards wrongdoers when their victims died.  The article, entitled “In Minnesota, abuse lawsuits die with the victims,” addresses the need to change Minnesota law to hold those whose wrongful conduct causes harm to be held accountable, even though their victims die of causes unrelated to the wrongdoing. The Star Tribune article quotes Joel Smith: “If providers ‘can spend some money on lawyers hoping to drag the case out,’… Read More →