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Mechanical Lift Misuse

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 →

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 →

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 →

Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills Resident Injured During Neglectful Transfer

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

April 2, 2014

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Presbyterian Homes of Arden Hills in Arden Hills, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department of Health alleging that neglect occurred when a staff, the alleged perpetrator (AP), pivot-transferred a resident instead of using the mechanical lift for the transfer. The Department investigated the matter and found that the AP did not follow the care plan regarding transferring the resident, and transferred the resident… Read More →

Nursing Home Aide Charged with Manslaughter

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

August 2, 2013

The Hudson Independent reports that a nursing home aide was charged last month with felony manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide for the 2012 death of an 86-year-old female resident.  The nurse aide at Tarrytown Hall Care Center, could face up to 15 years in state prison if convicted. “Because of this aide’s disregard of basic safety measures and precautions meant to protect the vulnerable seniors she served, a woman died,” said Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, according to the newspaper report.  “The egregious… Read More →

Neglectful Care at the Cerenity Care Center on Humboldt Injures Nursing Home Resident

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 24, 2013

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recently substantiated a finding of resident neglect at the Cerenity Care Center on Humboldt nursing home in St. Paul, Minnesota.  [Report no. H5255035] The MDH determined that an employee of the facility violated the resident’s care plan while transferring the resident. As a result, the resident sustained a right leg fracture. The resident’s care plan required that the resident should always be transferred using three staff members and a mechanical lift. One staff member… Read More →

Yet Another Finding of Neglect at the Red Wing Health Center

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 19, 2013

On January 3, 2011 the Minnesota Department of Health revised an investigative report on a substantiated claim of neglect on the part of Red Wing Health Center.  [Report no H5223045] The neglect occurred when the facility failed to respond to one of its resident’s decline in health.  From the middle of June 2010 to the time the resident was hospitalized on July 10th, the Red Wing Health Center staff collected and documented information pertaining to the resident’s decline in health.… Read More →