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Minneapolis Star Tribune Addresses Minnesota’s Out-of-Date Law

By | Firm News, Firm News, Good Samaritan Society, Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse

Today’s Minneapolis Star Tribune featured a front-page article on Minnesota’s law that rewards wrongdoers when their victims died.  The article, entitled “In Minnesota, abuse lawsuits die with the victims,” addresses the need to change Minnesota law to hold those whose wrongful conduct causes harm to be held accountable, even though…

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Good Samaritan’s Nursing Home in Waconia Neglects Its Resident

By | Good Samaritan - Waconia, Good Samaritan Society, Medication Errors, Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at Good Samaritan’s nursing home in Waconia, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that the nursing home failed to administer Coumadin for 10 days.  The resident developed a clot in the left femoral artery….

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Sexual Abuse of Vulnerable Adults in Minnesota Care Facilities—Part 1

By | Augustana Health Care Center Minneapolis, Cerenity Care Center of White Bear Lake, Extendicare, Golden LivingCenter, Golden LivingCenter of Lynwood, Golden LivingCenter of Lynwood, Good Samaritan Society, Good Samaritan University Special Care, Good Shepherd Home Health Care, Highland Chateau Heath Care Center, Madonna Meadows, Minnesota Heritage House, Minnesota Valley Health Center, Mounds Park Residence, Richfield Care Center, Sexual Abuse, St. Olaf Residence, Texas Terrace Care Center, Westwood Health Care Center

Regarding abuse of vulnerable adults, the Minnesota legislature has declared “that the public policy of this state is to protect adults who, because of physical or mental disability or dependency on institutional services, are particularly vulnerable to maltreatment; to assist in providing safe environments for vulnerable adults; and to provide…

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Details about the Good Samaritan Society-Stillwater Nursing Home in Minnesota

By | Good Samaritan Society, Good Samaritan Society-Stillwater

This 99-bed nursing home received a “below average” for its Overall rating, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual inspection. Additionally, the facility was given a “much below average” for its Health Inspection rating. Compared to the average number of health deficiencies for Minnesota nursing homes (6.7), Good Samaritan Society-Stillwater received 13….

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Good Samaritan Society’s Neglect Injures Nursing Home Resident

By | Falls & Trauma, Fracture Injuries, Good Samaritan Society, Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Good Samaritan Society nursing home in Westbrook, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that a resident had been injured by the facility’s staff while being transferred. The Department investigated the matter and found that the…

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Waconia Nursing Home Staff Too Tired to Save Resident’s Life

By | Good Samaritan Society, Neglect, Wrongful Death

The Good Samaritan Society’s nursing home in Waconia, Minnesota lost a resident because the nursing home’s employee was “tired and not thinking clearly,” according to an investigation report posted by the Minnesota Department of Health (Case no. H5234008).  The investgation has been reported by the Minneapolis Star Tribune and CBS News. Apparently,…

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Good Samaritan Nursing Home Neglects Resident – Pressure Sore

By | Good Samaritan Society, Neglect, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus

The Minnesota Department of Health has determined that the Good Samaritan Society Bethany nursing home in Brainerd is responsible for neglect of a resident.  A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that a resident was provided inadequate nursing care when the nursing home staff failed to toilet and reposition…

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