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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 →

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 →

Unsupervised Smoker at Woodbury Villa Causes Death in Fire

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

September 15, 2015

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Woodbury Villa, an assisted living facility in Woodbury, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that neglect of supervision occurred when a fire in the building resulted in a death of a client and a serious injury to two other clients. The MDH investigated the matter and found that neglect of supervision occurred when the facility failed to protect the safety of the… Read More →

TOPICS:   Neglect, Woodbury Villa