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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 →

Hugo Assisted Living Facility Neglects Client, Physical Fight Occurs

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 10, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Hugo GW LLC, a assisted living facility in Hugo, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that neglect of supervision occurred, when Client #1 hit and pushed down Client #2, causing injury to her/his arms and knuckles. Facility is aware of this, but does not have protocols in place to prevent reoccurrence. The MDH investigated the matter and found that based on the… Read More →

TOPICS:   Hugo GW LLC, Neglect

Cannon Falls Nursing Home’s Neglect Leads to Blood Clots, Surgery, Hip Fracture, & UTI

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 2, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Angels Care Center, a nursing home in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. Two complaints were filed with the MDH alleging that neglect occurred when staff failed to provide the resident Coumadin for three weeks resulting in several blood clots, which required three surgeries. The MDH investigated the matter and found that neglect occurred when the resident did not receive the prescribed anticoagulant (Coumadin.) The resident’s physician ordered… Read More →

Bigfork Valley Communities’ Neglect Causes First-Degree Burns to Resident’s Face

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 27, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Bigfork Valley Communities, a nursing home in Bigfork, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that neglect occurred when staff failed to ensure the resident’s oxygen was removed before the resident lit his/her cigarette. The resident’s oxygen started on fire burning the resident’s cheeks and nose. The MDH investigated the matter and found that neglect occurred when the facility staff failed to provide… Read More →

Martin Luther Care Center Resident Dies After Four Falls in Three Nights

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 27, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at Martin Luther Care Center, a nursing home in Bloomington, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a resident was neglected when the resident had numerous falls and staff failed to provide adequate medical care after a fall, which resulted in a fatal cerebral hemorrhage. The MDH investigated the matter and found that a preponderance of evidence established neglect occurred when facility staff failed to… Read More →

Minnesota Heritage House fails to provide timely medical response resulting in life threatening-emergency surgery

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 25, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Minnesota Heritage House, an assisted living facility in Little Falls, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a resident was neglected when he did not receive a timely medical evaluation. The MDH investigated the matter and found that the facility failed to provide timely medical response to a resident’s change in condition. The resident developed abdominal pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, and a… Read More →

Woodbury’s Community Living Options disregards patient’s need for pain medication

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 25, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Community Living Options, an assisted living facility in Woodbury, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a client was neglected when staff failed to properly assess the client’s pain and administer as needed pain medication. In addition, after the as needed pain medication was changed to a scheduled medication the client did not receive the medication as prescribed. The MDH investigated the… Read More →

Sauk Rapids Assisted Living Facility’s Neglect, Hypothermia

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 24, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Cherrywood Advanced Living, an assisted living facility in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a client was neglected when staff failed to provide adequate supervision. The client wandered outside, was in subzero temperatures for 25 minutes, and was found with blisters on his/her fingers and was admitted to the hospital with hypothermia. The MDH investigated the matter and found… Read More →

Shakopee Assisted Living Facility Neglects Client, Found on Ground Bleeding Unconscious

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 24, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the  Gardens at St. Gertrudes, an assisted living facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a client was neglected when the client eloped from the facility during the night and had a fall with injuries. The client had a history of wandering; however, St. Gertrude’s staff only monitored her during the night every four hours. The MDH investigated the matter and found… Read More →

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 →