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Grand Rapids Evergreen Terrace nursing home neglects resident, death

By | Evergreen Terrace, Falls & Trauma, Fracture Injuries, Mechanical Lift Misuse, Neglect, Wrongful Death

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Evergreen Terrace, a nursing home in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a resident was neglected when the facility’s employee transferred the resident in a manner not in accordance…

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Auburn Manor nursing home resident sustained fracture injury due to neglect

By | Auburn Manor, Falls & Trauma, Fracture Injuries, Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Auburn Manor nursing home in Chaska, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that a resident of Auburn Manor was neglected when the nursing home’s staff did not follow the care plan and the…

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Owatonna nursing home’s neglect causes head injury, broken neck

By | Fracture Injuries, Koda Living Community, Mechanical Misuse, Neglect, Wrongful Death

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Koda Living Community, a nursing home in Owatonna, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a resident was neglected when staff transferred the resident in a manner not in accordance with the…

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Falls are top reason for lawsuits against skilled nursing facilities, report states

By | Falls & Trauma, Fracture Injuries

Patient falls, once again, are the most common cause of winning claims in lawsuits against nursing homes, according to a recently released insurance company report and McKnights.com. Almost 42 percent of professional liability claims against facilities insured by CAN regarded falls in those facilities, according to McKnights. The next closest…

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Rochester, Minnesota nursing home neglect causes resident’s death

By | Fracture Injuries, Mechanical Misuse, Minnesota Heritage House, Neglect, Wrongful Death

Neglect led to a nursing home patient in Rochester, Minnesota who “fell, broke her neck and died,” while being transferred from her bed to her wheelchair, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. She was 95. Maple Manor Healthcare and Rehab was cited in April for neglect in the death….

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Neglect of Resident by St. Mark’s Nursing Home in Austin, Minnesota Causes Fracture

By | Falls & Trauma, Fracture Injuries, Mechanical Lift Misuse, Mechanical Misuse, Neglect, St. Marks Lutheran Home

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the Department alleging that St. Mark’s Lutheran Home’s nursing staff transferred a resident in a manner not in accordance with the resident’s care plan,…

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Medicare Probe Reveals Continuing Widespread Problem of Patient Injuries

By | Fracture Injuries, Neglect, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus, Sepis / Infection

A recent Medicare study reveals an epidemic of patient injuries sustained in American hospitals. The most common injury to acquire while under the care of a hospital is an infection. Medicare will begin a program of sanctioning the worst performing quarter of American hospitals starting this year. Despite the success…

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Mark Kosieradzki Quoted in Article about Nursing Home Blamed in Resident’s Fatal Fall

By | Firm News, Firm News, Fracture Injuries, Maple Manor Healthcare & Rehab, Mechanical Lift Misuse, Mechanical Misuse, Neglect, Wrongful Death

A article by investigative reporter, Chris Serres, published in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, reveals: Maple Manor Health Care & Rehabilitation, a nursing home in Rochester, Minnesota, was found responsible for neglect after it failed to properly maintain mechanical lifts, causing a resident to fall from a harness and die in March.  Click here…

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Neglect Results in Death at Nursing Home in Rochester, Minnesota

By | Falls & Trauma, Fracture Injuries, Maple Manor Healthcare & Rehab, Mechanical Lift Misuse, Neglect, Wrongful Death

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Maple Manor Health and Rehab nursing home in Rochester, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the department alleging that a resident of the facility fell and broke her neck. This later resulted in the resident’s…

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