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Details about the troubled Saint Therese nursing home in New Hope, Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

March 19, 2016

Saint Therese nursing home in New Hope, Minnesota has found itself in hot water — again — for its failure to protect its residents from harm by the facility’s employees. Saint Therese is a 258-bed nursing home.  Click here to read our earlier blog about staff abuse of residents, which was captured on hidden video footage. Medicare, which rates nursing homes, has rated Saint Therese as a “below average” facility. In addition, Medicare rated Saint Therese as “much below average”… Read More →

Abuse of residents at St. Therese nursing home caught on video

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

March 19, 2016

The Star Tribune reports that Saint Therese nursing home in New Hope, Minnesota has — again — failed to protect its residents from harm.  The report discloses that hidden camera video evidence caught repeated instances of “brutal treatment” of the nursing home’s residents, including: An “85-year-old patient with a severe cognitive disability was repeatedly punched in the face and stomach, causing visible cuts and bruises, while another patient had a bath towel thrown in her face, among other abuse”; “Other… Read More →

Vulnerable adult beaten by her caretaker at Hopkins, Minnesota assisted living facility

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 24, 2016

The Minneapolis Star Tribune just published a report, entitled “Hidden camera catches beating of elderly patient at Hopkins senior home; Secret video leads to abuse charges against an aide at a Hopkins nursing home.”  Reporter Chris Serres reports: “An aide at a Hopkins senior home has been arrested and charged with two counts of assault after videos from a hidden camera showed her repeatedly hitting an elderly patient in the head.” “Cecilia Chebii Soi, 55, was arrested Feb. 7 after video… Read More →

KSTP reports on St. Therese abuse, features Mark Kosieradzki

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 16, 2015

KSTP-TV, Channel 5 Eyewitness News, covered the story of resident abuse occurring at the St. Therese nursing home in New Hope, Minnesota.  In its segment, 10 Fired after Hidden Camera Catches Abuse at New Hope Home, KSTP reports that “New Hope authorities are considering criminal charges against two former nursing home employees after family members set up hidden “granny cams” to record physical abuse. Two Saint Therese nursing assistants were arrested June 23 after they were filmed allegedly abusing residents.”… Read More →

Hidden Camera Reveals Abuse at New Hope’s Saint Therese Senior Care Facility

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 15, 2015

Family members of a pair of residents at New Hope’s Saint Therese Senior Care Facility were concerned about bruising and injuries with their loved ones. They decided to personally place hidden cameras in the resident’s rooms, finding shocking evidence of mistreatment and abuse. On June 29th two nursing assistants at Saint Therese of New Hope were dismissed following confirmation of allegations that they physically abused two residents. Eight additional nursing assistants have been dismissed for failure to report and/or use… Read More →

Kosieradzki Smith client tells Fox 9 News about his near death experience at St. Therese nursing home

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 10, 2014

92 year-old World War II veteran and Kosieradzki Smith client, Bill Lacina, was nearly drugged to death at St. Therese nursing home when he was given narcotics, something which he was never prescribed. He was given so much of the narcotics that he nearly overdosed and died. Fox 9 news met with Bill Lacina and attorney Mark Kosieradzki to tell his story. Bill Lacina was admitted to the facility in April, 2014 and on April 22, 2014 he was admitted… Read More →