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Sexual Abuse

Head of Chemical Dependency Center Rapes Vulnerable Client

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 3, 2017

Meridian Behavioral Health, LLC, made the decision to hire “a recovering methamphetamine addict with an extensive criminal history — including a charge for engaging in prostitution” for “one of the largest chemical dependency treatment centers in the state” is the conclusion from a February 2, 2017, investigative report from the Star Tribune. The article further concluded that the employee, Bruce Biddlecome, “threatened a female patient and coerced her to have sex with him at Douglas Place Treatment Center in East… Read More →

Aide gets 8 years for rape of 83-year-old patient at Minneapolis nursing home

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

November 13, 2015

Yesterday afternoon in Hennepin County District Court, our client, Maya Fischer, shared the grief and suffering caused by George Sumo Kpingbah. A week before Christmas last year, Kpingbah raped Maya’s mother, who was a resident at the Walker Methodist Health Center, a nursing home in Minneapolis.  Kpingbah was employed by the nursing home as a nursing aide. Maya told Judge Elizabeth Cutter and her packed courtroom, “Now and for the rest of my life, when I think of my mother… Read More →

ALF Employee Sexually Assaults Vulnerable Residents, Administrator Fails to Take Action

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

October 2, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of abuse concerns at the Welcome Home Health Care, Inc., an assisted living facility in Sartell, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a resident was abused when a staff member was touching the client inappropriately. In addition, the staff member touched two other residents inappropriately. This had been reported to the facility on two occasions and no action was been taken. The MDH investigated the matter and found that based on a preponderance… Read More →

Nursing assistant pleads guilty to raping dementia patient at Minneapolis nursing home

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 21, 2015

George Sumo Kpingbah, of Brooklyn Center, was a nursing assistant at Walker Methodist Health Center in Minneapolis.  Kpingbah pleaded guilty today to raping an 83-year-old woman suffering from severe dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, as the Star Tribune reports, “the latest in a recent surge of abuse cases involving elderly residents at nursing homes across the state.” The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm represents the nursing home resident. The Star Tribune reports, “Although substantiated cases of rapes in Minnesota homes are rare, the state has… Read More →

The Legends At Heritage Place employee sexually abused three residents

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 16, 2015

Three residents of The Legends At Heritage Place senior residence in central Minnesota were molested by a female employee on multiple occasions last winter, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. [Case no. HL28073005] The victims are two females and one male, all with dementia. The Star Tribune reports: “The caregiver was suspended when the incidents first came to the attention of administrators and was fired soon thereafter, said Roman Bloemke, director of operations for Hutchinson-based Welcome Home Health Care Inc., which operates The… Read More →

White Pine Resident Sexually Assaulted After Lack of Supervision

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 22, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at White Pine, an assisted-living facility in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. The MDH investigated concerns about the facility’s lack of supervision when one two residents of the facility were found with their pants down. One resident reported being sexually assaulted by the other resident. The MDH found that neglect did occur when the facility failed to provide two residents with supervision to ensure safety. Previous incidents had been observed with these two residents,… Read More →

Kosieradzki Smith fights to hold health care sexual abusers accountable

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

March 8, 2015

The act of sexually assaulting any person is outrageous and intolerable to the civilized community. Sexual assault of a defenseless vulnerable adult by his or her care giver—someone who was entrusted to provide for the resident’s safety and well-being—is an outrageous betrayal. The gravity of the betrayal is multiplied when the employers and supervisors of the perpetrator deny and attempt to cover up their employee’s crime. Although care facility residents have inherent and legal rights not to be sexually abused, sexual… Read More →

Parkinson’s Specialty Home Care facility allows disqualified nursing assistant to work in its facility and sexually assault its resident

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

March 6, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of sexual abuse concerns at the Parkinson’s Specialty Home Care, a licensed home care provider in Golden Valley, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that that a health care provider working at the facility sexually assaulted a resident whom he was entrusted to care for. The MDH investigated the matter and found that: Parkinson’s Specialty Home Care allowed a health worker who did not have a cleared… Read More →

Care worker rapes patient at Minnetonka assisted living facility

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

January 15, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of abuse concerns at the VOA Home Health at Elder Homestead, an assisted living facility in Minnetonka, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that the resident was abused when an employee of the facility had sexual intercourse with the client. The MDH investigated the matter and found that sexual abuse occurred when the employee had sexual intercourse with the resident, during a time when the resident was… Read More →

Nursing home aid pleads guilty to sexually abusing patient

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

October 23, 2014

A former nursing home worker in Missouri pleaded guilty earlier this week to abusing elder nursing home patients he was supposed to be protecting. Walter Javier Martinez, of Ballwin, Missouri, was sentenced to one year in county jail, according to KSDK.com. Martinez is banned from having any employment with the elderly as part of the plea. The inappropriate incidents took place at a nursing home in Ellisville, Missouri. Martinez was originally charged with deviate sexual assault, forcible rape and sodomy,… Read More →

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