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Star Tribune Questions the Minnesota Department of Health’s Nursing Home Investigations

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

On the front page of today’s Star Tribune, investigative reporter Chris Serres questions the effectiveness of the Minnesota Department of Health’s commitment to protecting residents of Minnesota nursing homes.  This is an issue that the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm has been adamantly pursuing for years.  The Star Tribune article, entitled “Minnesota health…

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Head of Chemical Dependency Center Rapes Vulnerable Client

By | Firm News, Firm News, Meridian Behavioral Health, News, Sexual Abuse

Meridian Behavioral Health, LLC, made the decision to hire “a recovering methamphetamine addict with an extensive criminal history — including a charge for engaging in prostitution” for “one of the largest chemical dependency treatment centers in the state” is the conclusion from a February 2, 2017, investigative report from the…

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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 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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Article by Mark Kosieradzki and Kara Rahimi Published in Trial Magazine

By | Firm News, Firm News, News

“Usually, the defendant’s demand for umbrella confidentiality is nothing more than a subterfuge to limit a plaintiff’s ability to prepare the case.” An article by Mark Kosieradzki and Kara Rahimi, entitled “An Alternative to Umbrella Protective Orders,” was published in the January 2016 edition of Trial Magazine. Trial is a national magazine is…

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KSTP reports on St. Therese abuse, features Mark Kosieradzki

By | Firm News, Firm News, News, Physical Abuse, St. Therese Home Inc.

KSTP-TV, Channel 5 Eyewitness News, covered the story of resident abuse occurring at the St. Therese nursing home in New Hope, Minnesota.  In its segment, 10 Fired after Hidden Camera Catches Abuse at New Hope Home, KSTP reports that “New Hope authorities are considering criminal charges against two former nursing…

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