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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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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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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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Cannon Falls Nursing Home’s Neglect Leads to Blood Clots, Surgery, Hip Fracture, & UTI

By | Falls & Trauma, Medication Errors, Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Angels Care Center, a nursing home in Cannon Falls, Minnesota. Two complaints were filed with the MDH alleging that neglect occurred when staff failed to provide the resident Coumadin for three weeks resulting in several…

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Woodbury’s Community Living Options disregards patient’s need for pain medication

By | Community Living Options, Medication Errors, Neglect

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Community Living Options, an assisted living facility in Woodbury, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a client was neglected when staff failed to properly assess the client’s pain and administer as…

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Manager Steals Painkillers From Martin Luther Care Center Residents

By | Martin Luther Care Center, Medication Errors

The Minnesota Department of Health has completed its investigation of financial exploitation concerns at Martin Luther Care Center, a nursing home in Bloomington, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a staff member in a management-level position stole 24 tablets of Tramadol, a prescription painkiller, from at…

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