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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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Fighting Against Unfair Nursing Home Arbitration Clauses

By | Arbitration, Good Samaritan Society - Winthrop, Neglect, Wrongful Death

Today’s Star Tribune has a front-page article focusing on the dangers of forced arbitration clauses contained in nursing home and assisted living admission agreements.  The article features a Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm case and Joel Smith (left). Investigative reporter Chris Serres warns: “Over mounting objections from consumer groups and regulators, arbitration agreements…

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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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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 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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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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Minnesota Lawyer features Mark Kosieradzki and the Theresa Rotter case

By | Choking, Firm News, Firm News, Neglect, Ramsey Care Center, Wrongful Death

The front-page feature article in today’s issue of Minnesota Lawyer reports on a civil rights wrongful death action that the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm has brought against Ramsey County. The Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm is honored to represent the family of Theresa “Toots” Rotter in their mission to hold the…

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Fox News features Mark Kosieradzki in report on wrongful death/civil rights case

By | Choking, Firm News, Firm News, Neglect, Ramsey Care Center, Wrongful Death

Yesterday we reported on a law suit filed by the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm against the Ramsey County Care Center for the wrongful death of Theresa “Toots” Rotter. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE BROADCAST REPORT. Last night, Fox 9 News led its 10:00 pm broadcast featuring the law suit and Mark…

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Kosieradzki Smith files wrongful death suit against Ramsey County Care Center

By | Choking, Firm News, Neglect, Ramsey Care Center, Wrongful Death

The Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm is honored to represent the family of Theresa “Toots” Rotter in their mission to hold the Ramsey County Care Center accountable for the wrongful death of their loved one.  Ms. Rotter died while in the care of the county-owned Maplewood nursing home. The law suit includes legal claims that the county…

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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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