Minnesota Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse

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KSTP reports on St. Therese abuse, features Mark Kosieradzki

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 16, 2015

KSTP-TV, Channel 5 Eyewitness News, covered the story of resident abuse occurring at the St. Therese nursing home in New Hope, Minnesota.  In its segment, 10 Fired after Hidden Camera Catches Abuse at New Hope Home, KSTP reports that “New Hope authorities are considering criminal charges against two former nursing home employees after family members set up hidden “granny cams” to record physical abuse. Two Saint Therese nursing assistants were arrested June 23 after they were filmed allegedly abusing residents.”… 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

Updated Details About Ramsey County Care Center in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 10, 2015

On Feb. 3, 2014, we reported in our blog that this 178-bed nursing home had received a rating of “much below average” in its Overall rating and Health Inspection rating, according to Medicare’s annual 2013 report. Unfortunately, based on Medicare’s 2014 report, the Ramsey County Care Center still is rated as “much below average” in its Overall Rating and “much below average” in its Health Inspection. Ramsey Care Center’s repeated deficiencies include its: Failure to store, cook and serve food in… Read More →

TOPICS:   Ramsey Care Center

Details about The Villa At Bryn Mawr Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 7, 2015

The Villa at Byrn Mawr, a 120-bed nursing home in Minneapolis, has received a “much below average” rating in its Overall and HealthInspection ratings, as well as a “below average” Staffing rating, according to Medicare’s 2014 annual report. The Villa at Byrn Mawrnursing home has several deficiencies based on recent government inspections, including the facility’s: Failure to hire only people with no legal history of abusing, neglecting or mistreating residents; Failure to report and investigate any acts or reports of abuse, neglect or… Read More →

Updated Details About Texas Terrace Care Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

July 7, 2015

On May 2, 2013, we reported in our blog that Texas Terrace Care Center — a 118-bed nursing home in St. Louis Park, Minnesota — had received a rating of “below average” in its Overall, Health Inspection and Staffing ratings, according to Medicare’s annual 2012 report. Based on Medicare’s updated 2014 report, things have taken a turn for the worse. Texas Terrace is now rated as “much below average” in its Overall Rating and Health Inspection, and the facility had… 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 →

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 →