In its recent article, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reviews inquiries into suspicious deaths that indicate persistent problems at the Minneapolis Veterans Home. As the article recognizes, Minnesota’s immunity laws mean that government institutions like the Minneapolis Veterans Home cannot be held liable for punitive damages and compensatory damages are capped by law.
Recognizing Mark Kosieradzki as “a leader in litigation involving nursing homes in the state,” the Star Tribune quotes Mark: “You’ve got state investigators who are doing lukewarm investigations and you’ve got laws written in a fashion that makes it very difficult to bring a case against them. The only way you are going to get a finding of neglect is if they admit it.” As the Star Tribune article states, “The latest cases involving the Minneapolis Veterans Home show how difficult it is to hold a state-run nursing facility legally accountable.”
Citizens cannot always rely on the government to protect them. The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm represents clients in cases involving catastrophic injury caused by nursing homes and other care facilities that fail to provide proper care. Many of these injuries are never reported to the Minnesota Department of Health because the nursing homes want to cover up their wrongdoing. Many of the cases that are reported to the MDH result in a finding by the MDH that is favorable to the nursing home because the investigator did not review all the evidence. If you believe your loved one has been harmed due neglect or abuse, take action today and contact the Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm online or call us toll-free at (877) 552-2873 to set up a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.