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Minnesota Veterans Home Minneapolis

Kosieradzki Smith client successfully challenges Health Department’s flawed investigation

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

November 8, 2016

As reported in today’s Star Tribune, the Minnesota Department of Health  (MDH) has reversed its earlier decision regarding the death of resident at the Minnesota Veterans Home-Minneapolis nursing home.  The MDH originally determined that the Minnesota Veterans Home-Minneapolis did not neglect the resident.  As the Star Tribune reports, “Reversing a previous conclusion, state investigators are faulting management of the state veterans home in Minneapolis for the death of World War II veteran who fell from a mobility sling last year and broke… Read More →

Minneapolis Star Tribune Quotes Mark Kosieradzki

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

December 31, 2013

In its recent article, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reviews inquiries into suspicious deaths that indicate persistent problems at the Minneapolis Veterans Home. As the article recognizes, Minnesota’s immunity laws mean that government institutions like the Minneapolis Veterans Home cannot be held liable for punitive damages and compensatory damages are capped by law. Recognizing Mark Kosieradzki as “a leader in litigation involving nursing homes in the state,” the Star Tribune quotes Mark: “You’ve got state investigators who are doing lukewarm investigations and you’ve got laws written… Read More →

Minneapolis Veterans Home’s Under Scrutiny

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

December 31, 2013

A Minneapolis Star Tribune report reviews inquiries into suspicious deaths that indicate persistent problems at the Minneapolis Veterans Home.  According to the report, “In the past three years, state records show, the veterans home has been the subject of 11 state health department investigations, including four suspicious deaths.” The report quotes the Minnesota’s legislative auditor, Jim Nobles, as being concerned about what he called “significant and persistent problems at the Minneapolis home.” Mr. Nobles has been critical of how the… Read More →

Details about the Minnesota Veterans Home Minneapolis

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

April 25, 2013

As the St. Cloud Times reports, the Minnesota Veterans Home in Minneapolis was determined to have been negligently responsible for the death of one of its residents in April 2012, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The resident overdosed on methadone. MDH’s report reveals that the resident had a history of depression. Additionally, the facility had previously identified that the resident was abusing his prescription pain medication. However, there was no change in resident’s care plan. Because the facility… Read More →