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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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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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Shakopee Assisted Living Facility Neglects Client, Found on Ground Bleeding Unconscious

By | Falls & Trauma, Gardens of St. Gertrudes, Neglect, Wandering & Elopement

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the  Gardens at St. Gertrudes, an assisted living facility in Shakopee, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a client was neglected when the client eloped from the facility during the night and…

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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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Duluth Nursing Home’s Neglect Causes Fatal Brain Injury

By | Bayshore Health Center, Brain Injury, Falls & Trauma, Neglect, Wrongful Death

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center, a nursing home in Duluth, Minnesota.  A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a resident was neglected when staff did not do proper assessment for fall risk and…

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Duluth’s Bayshore Nursing Home Fatally Neglects its Resident

By | Bayshore Health Center, Brain Injury, Falls & Trauma, Neglect, Wrongful Death

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of resident neglect at the Bayshore Residence and Rehabilitation Center, a nursing home in Duluth, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that Bayshore’s staff did not do a proper assessment of the resident’s fall risk and did…

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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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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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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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