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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 →

Mahnomen nursing home’s narcotic overdose kills resident

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

April 6, 2016

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Mahnomen Health Center nursing home in Mahnomen, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that a resident was neglected when a staff member administered a dose of morphine that was ten times what was ordered. The resident died less than two hours later. The Department investigated the matter and found that the facility had failed to transcribe narcotic medications accurately and the resident… 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 →

Minnesota Lawyer features Mark Kosieradzki and the Theresa Rotter case

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 8, 2016

The front-page feature article in today’s issue of Minnesota Lawyer reports on a civil rights wrongful death action that the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm has brought against Ramsey County. The Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm is honored to represent the family of Theresa “Toots” Rotter in their mission to hold the Ramsey County Care Center accountable for the wrongful death of their loved one.  Ms. Rotter died while in the care of the county-owned Maplewood nursing home. The law suit includes legal claims that the county nursing home… Read More →

Fox News features Mark Kosieradzki in report on wrongful death/civil rights case

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 4, 2016

Yesterday we reported on a law suit filed by the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm against the Ramsey County Care Center for the wrongful death of Theresa “Toots” Rotter. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE BROADCAST REPORT. Last night, Fox 9 News led its 10:00 pm broadcast featuring the law suit and Mark Kosieradzki.  Fox 9 News reports, “The woman’s family is suing Ramsey County, which runs the Ramsey County Care Center. According to the lawsuit, a computer system that provides food serving… Read More →

Kosieradzki Smith files wrongful death suit against Ramsey County Care Center

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 3, 2016

The Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm is honored to represent the family of Theresa “Toots” Rotter in their mission to hold the Ramsey County Care Center accountable for the wrongful death of their loved one.  Ms. Rotter died while in the care of the county-owned Maplewood nursing home. The law suit includes legal claims that the county nursing home violated Ms. Rotter’s civil rights. Kosieradzki Smith filed the suit Monday in federal court in Minnesota against the Ramsey County Care Center, two top administrators, and the unidentified employee who… Read More →

Kosieradzki Smith files wrongful death suit against Duluth care facility for resident’s 2013 disappearance

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 3, 2016

As reported in today’s Duluth News Tribune, Kosieradzki Smith has brought a law suit against the owner and operator of a West Duluth assisted-living facility, which failed to protect a 74-year-old, dementia-stricken client, Dale Gerard. Ms. Gerard died after the facility allowed her to wander away from the residence in July 2013. Ms. Gerard was found dead in a grassy area near Piedmont Avenue in April 2014, nine months after she walked out of Wesley Residence on Grand Avenue and boarded a Duluth… Read More →

Unsupervised Smoker at Woodbury Villa Causes Death in Fire

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 15, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Woodbury Villa, an assisted living facility in Woodbury, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that neglect of supervision occurred when a fire in the building resulted in a death of a client and a serious injury to two other clients. The MDH investigated the matter and found that neglect of supervision occurred when the facility failed to protect the safety of the… Read More →

TOPICS:   Neglect, Woodbury Villa

Prescribed Medication “Unavailable” To Clients at Afton Care Senior Homes

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 15, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Afton Care Senior Homes, a Comprehensive Home Care Provider in Afton, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a client was neglected when the client was not assessed for a change in condition when the client was in pain. In addition, it is alleged that medications were not reordered in a timely manner leaving the client without medications for up to eleven… 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 →