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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 →

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 →