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Kosieradzki Smith wins settlement in elopement hypothermia case against assisted living facility

By | Cerenity Care Center on Humboldt, Cerenity Residence on Humboldt, Wandering & Elopement, Wrongful Death

Mark Kosieradzki and Joel Smith have reached a successful settlement of a significant wrongful death action against a St. Paul assisted living facility, Cerenity Residence on Humboldt. On a frozen November morning, a visitor looked outside through a second-floor window and saw a woman’s body lying on the facility’s back…

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Kosieradzki Smith files wrongful death suit against Duluth care facility for resident’s 2013 disappearance

By | At Home Living Facilities, Firm News, Neglect, Wandering & Elopement, Wesley Residence, Wrongful Death

As reported in today’s Duluth News Tribune, Kosieradzki Smith has brought a law suit against the owner and operator of a West Duluth assisted-living facility, which failed to protect a 74-year-old, dementia-stricken client, Dale Gerard. Ms. Gerard died after the facility allowed her to wander away from the residence in July 2013….

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Sauk Rapids Assisted Living Facility’s Neglect, Hypothermia

By | Cherrywood Advanced Living, Neglect, Wandering & Elopement

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of neglect concerns at the Cherrywood Advanced Living, an assisted living facility in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a client was neglected when staff failed to provide adequate supervision. The client wandered outside,…

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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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Details about the Faribault Care Center Nursing Home in Minnesota

By | Falls & Trauma, Faribault Care Center, Fracture Injuries, Medication Errors, Neglect, Wandering & Elopement

Medicare rates nursing homes, including this 55-bed nursing home facility.  Medicare has assigned an overall rating to the Faribault Care Center as a “much below average” facility.  In addition, Medicare has assigned a “much below average” rating to the nursing home based on the government’s health inspections of the facility. In…

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Details about the Golden LivingCenter – Lynwood Nursing Home in Minnesota

By | Golden LivingCenter, Golden LivingCenter – Lynwood, Pressure Sores / Bed Sores / Decubitus, Wandering & Elopement

This 54-bed nursing home has received  “below average” ratings or both its Overall and Quality Measure ratings, according to Medicare’s 2012 annual report. Additionally, the facility was given a “much below average” for its Health Inspection rating. This facility was cited with multiple health deficiencies, including the facility’s: Failure to provide necessary…

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