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Grand Rapids Evergreen Terrace nursing home neglects resident, death

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 22, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Evergreen Terrace, a nursing home in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a resident was neglected when the facility’s employee transferred the resident in a manner not in accordance with the care plan, which resulted in the resident’s left knee being displaced, and a fractured femur. The MDH investigated the matter and found that neglect occurred when the staff… Read More →

Auburn Manor nursing home resident sustained fracture injury due to neglect

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

April 22, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Auburn Manor nursing home in Chaska, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that a resident of Auburn Manor was neglected when the nursing home’s staff did not follow the care plan and the resident fell resulting in a broken arm. The Department investigated the matter and found that the nursing home staff did not use a transfer belt and stationary walker to support… Read More →

Owatonna nursing home’s neglect causes head injury, broken neck

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

January 12, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Koda Living Community, a nursing home in Owatonna, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a resident was neglected when staff transferred the resident in a manner not in accordance with the resident’s care plan. The resident fell while being transported in a wheelchair and sustained injuries. The MDH investigated the matter and found that the nursing home’s staff did not follow… Read More →

Falls are top reason for lawsuits against skilled nursing facilities, report states

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

November 17, 2014

Patient falls, once again, are the most common cause of winning claims in lawsuits against nursing homes, according to a recently released insurance company report and McKnights.com. Almost 42 percent of professional liability claims against facilities insured by CAN regarded falls in those facilities, according to McKnights. The next closest reason for claims came from pressure ulcers, which lagged way behind at 17.5 percent. McKnights.com reports that the most common types of falls are falls from bed, which came in… Read More →

Powerful owner of harmful nursing home wants to avoid accountability

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

October 28, 2014

A nursing home in Kentucky serves as a site of continued horrors, with long-term patients falling victim to abuse and neglect. Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Hazard, Kentucky, was the site of two separate sexual assaults in 2009. In both cases the victim was a 91-year-old Alzheimer’s patient and one assault took place within sight of a caregiver, KYCIR reported. Those incidents occurred in 2009. Two years later the center allowed dementia patient Glenda Lykins to fall 11 times,… Read More →

Rochester, Minnesota nursing home neglect causes resident’s death

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

October 6, 2014

Neglect led to a nursing home patient in Rochester, Minnesota who “fell, broke her neck and died,” while being transferred from her bed to her wheelchair, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. She was 95. Maple Manor Healthcare and Rehab was cited in April for neglect in the death. The patient fell between three and four feet from her EZ lift, according to the Rochester Post Bulletin. Investigators detailed the gruesome account. “The rubber safety catch on the mechanical… 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 →

Medicare Probe Reveals Continuing Widespread Problem of Patient Injuries

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 3, 2014

A recent Medicare study reveals an epidemic of patient injuries sustained in American hospitals. The most common injury to acquire while under the care of a hospital is an infection. Medicare will begin a program of sanctioning the worst performing quarter of American hospitals starting this year. Despite the success some hospitals have had in their efforts towards harm reduction, infections are still all too common. According to an estimate by the Center for Disease Control, 75,000 patients died of… Read More →

Mark Kosieradzki Quoted in Article about Nursing Home Blamed in Resident’s Fatal Fall

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 14, 2014

A article by investigative reporter, Chris Serres, published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reveals: Maple Manor Health Care & Rehabilitation, a nursing home in Rochester, Minnesota, was found responsible for neglect after it failed to properly maintain mechanical lifts, causing a resident to fall from a harness and die in March.  Click here to see our blog about the Minnesota Department of Health’s investigative report . This 80-bed nursing home failed to implement safety precautions after experiencing ongoing problems with safety catches popping off a mechanical… Read More →

Neglect Results in Death at Nursing Home in Rochester, Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 14, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Maple Manor Health and Rehab nursing home in Rochester, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the department alleging that a resident of the facility fell and broke her neck. This later resulted in the resident’s death. The department investigated the matter and found that the resident slipped from a transfer machine. The machine’s safety net was installed. The resident fell four feet to the ground… Read More →