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Minnesota Ranked at Bottom of List Nationally for Investigating Complaints of Abuse

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 10, 2011

Minnesota has been ranked as one of the worst states in the country for investigating complaints of abuse occurring in care facilities, the Star Tribune reports.  Federal guidelines specify that least 90% of abuse complaints investigated, a mark that the Minnesota Health Department has failed to meet in each of the past four years. In fact, as the Star Tribune reports, reviews from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services show that the state failed to do its job correctly in… Read More →

TOPICS:   Physical Abuse

Star Tribune Article – Who Will Prevent the Abuse That Goes On In Nursing Homes and Other Care Facilities?

By Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

June 7, 2011

Reporter Brad Schrade’s investigative report on abuse in nursing homes and other care facilities was published in the June 6 edition of the Star Tribune.  His investigation reveals eye-opening facts and figures, which should set off alarms for those in the care industry and those who oversee the care industry. Here are some samples: In the past six years, according to records reviewed by the Star Tribune, state regulators have substantiated 273 cases of abuse and exploitation at nursing homes,… Read More →

TOPICS:   Physical Abuse