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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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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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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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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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Anoka Rehab and Living Center Neglects Resident

By | Anoka Rehab and Living Center, Bed Rails / Asphyxiation, Facilities, Mechanical Misuse, Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Anoka Rehab and Living Center Nursing Home in Anoka, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the Department of Health alleging that neglect occurred when a resident was found with the resident’s head wedged in the…

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Resident of Greenview North Assisted Living Facility Neglected by Care Staff

By | Falls & Trauma, Greenview North, Mechanical Misuse, Neglect

In its investigation report posted March 4th [HL20403003], the Minnesota Department of Health determined that an employee of the Greenview North assisted living facility in Hibbing, Minnesota neglected the facility’s resident. The MDH found: “The [employee] did not follow the care plan and improperly transferred [the resident] from the couch causing…

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Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Neglects Nursing Home Resident

By | Brain Injury, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Mechanical Misuse, Neglect

In its investigation report posted March 4th [H5232020], the Minnesota Department of Health determined that the nursing home operated by the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, Minnesota, is responsible neglecting its resident, finding: “The facility had no system or policy in place to identify, inspect and maintain shower chairs.  At least…

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Details about the Pioneer Care Center Nursing Home in Fergus Falls, Minnesota

By | Fracture Injuries, Mechanical Misuse, Neglect, Pioneer Care Center

This 105-bed nursing home received a “below average” for its Health Inspection rating, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. These include Pioneer Care Center’s: Failure to have enough nurses to care for every resident in a way that maximizes the resident’s well being; Failure to conduct initial and periodic assessments…

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