KSTP-TV‘s 10:00 pm news broadcast last night covered a wrongful death law suit we recently filed on behalf of our client Against the Benedictine Health Center in Minneapolis. As KSTP-TV reports, “The family of Ralph Dostal filed a wrongful death lawsuit this week, claiming their loved one had a standing order to resuscitate if his heart stopped, and that that order wasn’t followed.”
The news story featured Mark Kosieradzki and our client, Jeffry Bies. “‘He’s at the nursing home for the sole purpose of being monitored and cared for, and they don’t do it,’ said Mark Kosieradzki, the attorney representing Bies, and Dostal’s estate. Kosieradzki said the case is the third he’s handled this year where a nurse is accused of failing to administer CPR. In other words, there are too many Jeffry Bies. ‘If they had done their job properly, he probably could be here today,’ Bies said.”
The Minnesota Department of Health investigated this nursing home fatal neglect and found that the nurse “did not initiate CPR even though he was aware he had asked the staff to assist Mr. Dostal and knew that Mr. Dostal’s full code resuscitation status.” Click here to review the Department of Health’s investigation report, no. H5266063.
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. If you believe your loved one has been harmed due neglect or abuse in a nursing home or other care facility, take action 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.