The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of theft concerns at the Edgewood Vista Hermantown assisted living facility near Duluth, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that an employee of the Edgewood Vista Hermantown facility took rings valued at $1,000 and other amounts of money from five residents without permission. The Department investigated the matter and found that the theft allegations were substantiated. [Case no. HL02852027]
This is not the first investigation by the MDH of employee misconduct at the Edgewood Vista Hermantown assisted living facility. In February 2013, the MDH found that a staff person at Edgewood Vista Hermantown sexually abused a female resident of the facility. [Case no. HL20852025] According to the investigation report, a “police report indicated a report was received that the client was raped by the [staff person] and that she had vaginal bleeding from the encounter.” The Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm represents the victim of that sexual assault and is presently involved a lawsuit to hold those responsible for this assault. The case is filed in St. Louis County District Court in Duluth, Minnesota (Court file no. 69DU-CV-13-1154).
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