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Falls & Trauma

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 →

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 →

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 →

Duluth Nursing Home’s Neglect Causes Fatal Brain Injury

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 14, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center, a nursing home in Duluth, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a resident was neglected when staff did not do proper assessment for fall risk and did not update the care plan. The resident fell out of the resident’s wheelchair, sustained a cerebral hemorrhage and subsequently died. The MDH investigated the matter and found that neglect… Read More →

Duluth’s Bayshore Nursing Home Fatally Neglects its Resident

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

May 20, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of resident neglect at the Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center, a nursing home in Duluth, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that Bayshore’s staff did not do a proper assessment of the resident’s fall risk and did not update its care plan for the resident. The MDH investigated the matter and found neglect occurred when Bayshore’s staff failed to properly assess a resident who was at a… Read More →

Auburn Manor nursing home resident sustained fracture injury due to neglect

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

April 22, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Auburn Manor nursing home in Chaska, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that a resident of Auburn Manor was neglected when the nursing home’s staff did not follow the care plan and the resident fell resulting in a broken arm. The Department investigated the matter and found that the nursing home staff did not use a transfer belt and stationary walker to support… Read More →

Falls are top reason for lawsuits against skilled nursing facilities, report states

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

November 17, 2014

Patient falls, once again, are the most common cause of winning claims in lawsuits against nursing homes, according to a recently released insurance company report and McKnights.com. Almost 42 percent of professional liability claims against facilities insured by CAN regarded falls in those facilities, according to McKnights. The next closest reason for claims came from pressure ulcers, which lagged way behind at 17.5 percent. McKnights.com reports that the most common types of falls are falls from bed, which came in… Read More →

Powerful owner of harmful nursing home wants to avoid accountability

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

October 28, 2014

A nursing home in Kentucky serves as a site of continued horrors, with long-term patients falling victim to abuse and neglect. Hazard Health and Rehabilitation Center, in Hazard, Kentucky, was the site of two separate sexual assaults in 2009. In both cases the victim was a 91-year-old Alzheimer’s patient and one assault took place within sight of a caregiver, KYCIR reported. Those incidents occurred in 2009. Two years later the center allowed dementia patient Glenda Lykins to fall 11 times,… 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 →