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Mahnomen nursing home’s narcotic overdose kills resident

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

April 6, 2016

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Mahnomen Health Center nursing home in Mahnomen, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that a resident was neglected when a staff member administered a dose of morphine that was ten times what was ordered. The resident died less than two hours later. The Department investigated the matter and found that the facility had failed to transcribe narcotic medications accurately and the resident… Read More →

Details about the troubled Saint Therese nursing home in New Hope, Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

March 19, 2016

Saint Therese nursing home in New Hope, Minnesota has found itself in hot water — again — for its failure to protect its residents from harm by the facility’s employees. Saint Therese is a 258-bed nursing home.  Click here to read our earlier blog about staff abuse of residents, which was captured on hidden video footage. Medicare, which rates nursing homes, has rated Saint Therese as a “below average” facility. In addition, Medicare rated Saint Therese as “much below average”… Read More →

Abuse of residents at St. Therese nursing home caught on video

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

March 19, 2016

The Star Tribune reports that Saint Therese nursing home in New Hope, Minnesota has — again — failed to protect its residents from harm.  The report discloses that hidden camera video evidence caught repeated instances of “brutal treatment” of the nursing home’s residents, including: An “85-year-old patient with a severe cognitive disability was repeatedly punched in the face and stomach, causing visible cuts and bruises, while another patient had a bath towel thrown in her face, among other abuse”; “Other… Read More →

Vulnerable adult beaten by her caretaker at Hopkins, Minnesota assisted living facility

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

February 24, 2016

The Minneapolis Star Tribune just published a report, entitled “Hidden camera catches beating of elderly patient at Hopkins senior home; Secret video leads to abuse charges against an aide at a Hopkins nursing home.”  Reporter Chris Serres reports: “An aide at a Hopkins senior home has been arrested and charged with two counts of assault after videos from a hidden camera showed her repeatedly hitting an elderly patient in the head.” “Cecilia Chebii Soi, 55, was arrested Feb. 7 after video… Read More →

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 →

Article by Mark Kosieradzki and Kara Rahimi Published in Trial Magazine

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

January 7, 2016

“Usually, the defendant’s demand for umbrella confidentiality is nothing more than a subterfuge to limit a plaintiff’s ability to prepare the case.” An article by Mark Kosieradzki and Kara Rahimi, entitled “An Alternative to Umbrella Protective Orders,” was published in the January 2016 edition of Trial Magazine. Trial is a national magazine is published by the American Association for Justice, whose mission is to promote a fair and effective justice system — and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to… Read More →

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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 →