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Star Tribune Questions the Minnesota Department of Health’s Nursing Home Investigations

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 19, 2017

On the front page of today’s Star Tribune, investigative reporter Chris Serres questions the effectiveness of the Minnesota Department of Health’s commitment to protecting residents of Minnesota nursing homes.  This is an issue that the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm has been adamantly pursuing for years.  The Star Tribune article, entitled “Minnesota health regulators can’t keep up with abuse reports,” features a case the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm is handling on behalf of the family of Alvera Solyst. The article also quotes Mark Kosieradzki:… Read More →

Kosieradzki Smith pursues punitive damages for nursing home narcotic overdose

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

December 21, 2016

This past Monday morning, Joel Smith was in court in Austin, Minnesota, pursuing a punitive damages claim against the St. Mark’s Lutheran Home nursing home.  The case involves an overdose of Fentanyl (a potent narcotic). The nurse who caused the overdose testified that she had not been trained or supervised on the administration of Fentanyl. The motion hearing was covered by the Austin Herald, which reported: “The plaintiff’s attorney, Joel Smith, however, insisted the home had a ‘systemic and continuous… Read More →

Neglect of Resident by St. Mark’s Nursing Home in Austin, Minnesota Causes Fracture

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

August 22, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that St. Mark’s Lutheran Home’s nursing staff transferred a resident in a manner not in accordance with the resident’s care plan, resulting in a fracture to the resident’s left humerous. The Department investigated the matter and found that the resident had left-sided weakness as a result of a stroke. The resident’s… Read More →

Details about the St. Marks Lutheran Home Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

April 7, 2013

St. Marks Lutheran Home This 61-bed nursing home has a “much below average” rating in its Overall rating, according to Medicare’s annual 2012 inspection.  Medicare also rated St. Marks as “much below average” for its Health Inspection rating.  Compared to the average number of annual health deficiencies in Minnesota nursing homes for 2012 (6.8) as reported by Medicare, this facility received 18 deficiencies in its November 2011 inspection. This includes St. Marks Lutheran Home’s: Failure to provide care by qualified… Read More →