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Sexual Abuse

Nursing Facilities’ Compliance with Federal Regulations for Reporting Allegations of Abuse or Neglect

By | Neglect, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse

In an attempt to protect the well-being and prosperity of nursing home patients across the country, the U.S Department of Health and Human Services conducted a study to investigate the rate of abuse and neglect allegations and the subsequent documentation of such events, as required by federal law. The results…

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study shows that Alzheimer’s residents might forget poor care but the emotional damage is lasting

By | Neglect, News, Physical Abuse, Sexual Abuse

McKnight’s reports that a “nursing home resident with Alzheimer’s might forget receiving poor or negligent care, but the bad feelings created by ill treatment still could persist,” citing researchers at the University of Iowa. McKnight’s reports that “investigators showed sad and happy films to 17 Alzheimer’s patients and 17 people with…

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Kosieradzki-Smith Deters Future Elderly Abuse with Unique Settlement in Elderly Rape Case

By | Edgewood Vista Hermantown, Facilities, Neglect, News, Sexual Abuse

The Kosieradzki-Smith Law Firm, representing an elderly rape victim, has reached a $10 million dollar settlement in a civil lawsuit stemming from a rape in a Minnesota assisted living facility. In January 2014, Andrew Merzwski was found guilty of raping an 89-year old patient at Edgewood Vista, an assisted living…

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Kosieradzki-Smith Law Firm Reaches $10 million Settlement for Elderly Care Rape Case

By | Edgewood Vista Hermantown, Firm News, Firm News, Neglect, News, Sexual Abuse

Caregiver Andrew Merzwski, 30, was found guilty in January 2014 for raping a elderly nursing home patient at Edgewood Vista in Hermantown, MN. He was sentenced to a 53-month prison term. Now, the Kosieradzki-Smith Law Firm, representing the victim, has reached a $10 million dollar settlement with Merzwski in a…

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Kosieradzki Smith Case Prompts Investigation into Edgewood Vista Facilities

By | Edgewood Vista Hermantown, Firm News, Firm News, Neglect, News, Sexual Abuse

According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, news of the rape of Kosieradzki Smith’s client has prompted a state investigation of incidents that have occurred at facilities operated by Edgewood Management Group. According to the report, a review of hundreds of pages of inspection records suggests that maltreatment and neglect have…

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Duluth News Tribune Reports on Status of Kosieradzki Smith Client’s Sexual Assault Case

By | Edgewood Vista Hermantown, Facilities, Firm News, Firm News, News, Sexual Abuse

As the Duluth News Tribune reported, Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm and our client will continue to seek punitive damages against 30-year-old Andrew Merzwski, who sexually assaulted our client, a resident of an assisted living facility, after giving her narcotics. “Just because he chooses not to hire an attorney and is…

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