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Kosieradzki Smith pursues punitive damages for nursing home narcotic overdose

By | Firm News, Medication Errors, Neglect, News, St. Marks Lutheran Home, Wrongful Death

This past Monday morning, Joel Smith was in court in Austin, Minnesota, pursuing a punitive damages claim against the St. Mark’s Lutheran Home nursing home.  The case involves an overdose of Fentanyl (a potent narcotic). The nurse who caused the overdose testified that she had not been trained or supervised…

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Kosieradzki Smith wins settlement in elopement hypothermia case against assisted living facility

By | Cerenity Care Center on Humboldt, Cerenity Residence on Humboldt, Wandering & Elopement, Wrongful Death

Mark Kosieradzki and Joel Smith have reached a successful settlement of a significant wrongful death action against a St. Paul assisted living facility, Cerenity Residence on Humboldt. On a frozen November morning, a visitor looked outside through a second-floor window and saw a woman’s body lying on the facility’s back…

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Kosieradzki Smith client successfully challenges Health Department’s flawed investigation

By | Brain Injury, Falls & Trauma, Firm News, Mechanical Misuse, Minnesota Veterans Home Minneapolis, Neglect, News, Wrongful Death

As reported in today’s Star Tribune, the Minnesota Department of Health  (MDH) has reversed its earlier decision regarding the death of resident at the Minnesota Veterans Home-Minneapolis nursing home.  The MDH originally determined that the Minnesota Veterans Home-Minneapolis did not neglect the resident.  As the Star Tribune reports, “Reversing a previous conclusion,…

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Mahnomen nursing home’s narcotic overdose kills resident

By | Mahnomen Health Center, Medication Errors, Neglect, Wrongful Death

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Mahnomen Health Center nursing home in Mahnomen, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that a resident was neglected when a staff member administered a dose of morphine that was ten times what…

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Abuse of residents at St. Therese nursing home caught on video

By | Physical Abuse, St. Therese Home Inc., Uncategorized

The Star Tribune reports that Saint Therese nursing home in New Hope, Minnesota has — again — failed to protect its residents from harm.  The report discloses that hidden camera video evidence caught repeated instances of “brutal treatment” of the nursing home’s residents, including: An “85-year-old patient with a severe…

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Vulnerable adult beaten by her caretaker at Hopkins, Minnesota assisted living facility

By | Glenn Catholic Senior Communities, Glenn Hopkins, Neglect, Physical Abuse, St. Therese Home Inc.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune just published a report, entitled “Hidden camera catches beating of elderly patient at Hopkins senior home; Secret video leads to abuse charges against an aide at a Hopkins nursing home.”  Reporter Chris Serres reports: “An aide at a Hopkins senior home has been arrested and charged with…

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