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Minnesota Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Nursing home abuse is an epidemic and our blog is designed to inform on nursing home abuse cases, nursing home abuse resources, and legal options for families of loved ones who have suffered from nursing home abuse or neglect.

Nursing Home Cited in Choking Death

DL Online reports that the Bethesda Heritage Center Nursing Home has been cited by the state of Minnesota for neglect following the death of one of its residents.  The resident, who had chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, was not to be…

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Nursing Home Sued Over Resident Rape

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that the family of a recently deceased 90 year old resident of the Franciscan Villa nursing home is suing the home over the resident’s rape.  The lawsuit asserts that when another resident had tried to…

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1 in 7 Patients Experience Treatment Mistakes

CNN reports that a new study by the Department of Health and Human Services has revealed that 1 in 7 hospitalized Medicare patients is harmed by a treatment mistake.  Three common sources of error, the study shows, are excessive bleeding…

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Texas Nursing Home Being Sued Over Death

Ultimate Spring reports that a Spring, Texas man is suing the Villa Toscana at Cypress Woods nursing home over the death of his father.  The lawsuit alleges that the nursing home failed to provide appropriate catheter care, administer his medications,…

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New St. Paul Elder Abuse Police Unit

The Star Tribune reports that the city of St. Paul, Minnesota has instituted a new department within its police force entirely devoted to the investigation of elder abuse.  Currently the department consists of only one full-time officer, but the city…

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Albert Lea Aid Pleads Guilty to Abuse Charges

The Star Tribune reports that a second former nurse’s aid from the Good Samaritan Society Albert Lea has plead guilty to three gross misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges.  The case, which is being handled by the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm, was…

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Winona Nursing Home Cited for Forced Care

The Star Tribune reports that the Lake Winona Manor nursing home of Winona, Minnesota has been cited by the state for forcing care upon a resident who didn’t want it.  A nurse mistakenly believed that the resident had not had…

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Nursing Home Fined Over Deaths in Fire

The Globe and Mail reports that the administrator of the Muskoka Heights Retirement Home has been fined $65,000 over a fire last January that killed two residents and critically injured several others.  The early morning fire quickly grew out of…

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