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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 →

Updated Details About Crest View Lutheran Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 2, 2015

On May 23, 2013, we reported in our blog that Crest View Lutheran Home — a 122-bed nursing home — had received a rating of “below average” in its Overall and Quality Measure ratings, as well as “much below average” for its Health Inspection rating, according to Medicare’s annual 2012 report. Based on Medicare’s 2014 report, Crest View is still is rated as “below average” in its Overall Rating and “below average” in its Health Inspection. Crest View Lutheran Home’s… 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 →

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 →