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How can a lawyer help?

A nursing home abuse and neglect lawyer can be the difference between a nursing home being held accountable or a nursing home able to sweep its conduct under the rug. Lawyers have many abilities that can empower you to hold a nursing home accountable. For example, lawyers can gather information to try and learn what really caused your loved one’s injuries. Depending on the information learned, the lawyer can then start a lawsuit that will seek justice to hold the nursing home accountable for its conduct. Nursing home abuse lawyers have many abilities that may be of assistance to you, including the following:

  • Subpoena and review the nursing home’s internal documents.
  • Depose witnesses who were in the nursing home when your loved one was injured.
  • Speak with former employees who can testify about the abuse and neglect.
  • Hire experts to give opinions about the nursing home’s abuse.
  • Bring your abuse and neglect case to a jury verdict.
  • Obtain a settlement or verdict on your behalf.

There are many attorneys that may be willing to handle your case. But an experienced and knowledgeable attorney can make all the difference in helping you bring the nursing home to justice. Check review sites like Super Lawyers or Avvo, to learn more about how third-parties evaluate the lawyers. Investigate the lawyer’s experience and results to see whether they really know about nursing home abuse and neglect litigation. Compare their skills, flexibility, and compatibility to determine if their rate is fair and if their services are worth what you’ll be getting for your money.

The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm is recognized as a premier law firm in the field of serious personal injury, wrongful death, and nursing home abuse and neglect matters. We represent clients in Minnesota and nationally in cases involving nursing home abuse, and our goal is to provide each client with the best representation possible. We make our clients our priority and ensure that every client receives the personal attention they deserve.


The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm represents clients throughout the Minneapolis-St. Paul Twin Cities area, the state of Minnesota and nationally, in cases involving catastrophic injury, including nursing home abuse, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, slip and fall accidents and premises liability, and other serious injuries caused by others’ wrongful and negligent acts.

The Kosieradzki • Smith Law Firm’s extensive experience representing vulnerable elders and their relatives in abuse and neglect cases has established the firm as a leader in the effort to hold nursing homes accountable for negligent treatment and preventable harm. Our firm’s history of obtaining successful results for our clients demonstrates that we are dedicated to providing each client with the best legal representation.

Mark R. Kosieradzki

Mark R. Kosieradzki is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy and the Minnesota State Bar Association. He is recognized in “Best Lawyers in America” in addition to recently receiving his 21st Super Lawyer award.

Joel E. Smith is an attorney with the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

Joel E. Smith

Joel E. Smith is active in the Minnesota Association for Justice (MAJ, formerly known as the Minnesota Trial Lawyers Association). He currently serves on MAJ’s Board of Directors. Joel also served on MAJ’s Board of Directors previously (1994-2004) and on its Executive Committee.

Kara Rahimi is an associate attorney with the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm

Kara Rahimi

Kara Rahimi is an associate attorney with the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm. Kara received her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Indian Studies at the University of Minnesota in December 1998. Kara graduated Cum Laude from Hamline University School of Law in 2008 where she...

Dr. Susan Craig

Susan is an associate attorney with the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm. Susan is a family doctor who entered the law as a second career. She became interested in law when she testified as an expert witness in two particular cases: In each, she had been the physician who examined children and determined...

Kristen R. Rice

Kristen R. Rice

As a former Regional Ombudsman for Long Term Care, Kristen brings unique insights to her role as a Nursing Home Litigation Attorney at the Kosieradzki Smith Law Firm. Kristen is a tenacious attorney who has seen too often abuse and neglect in nursing homes and assisted living settings. She works tirelessly to hold long term care facilities accountable for neglect and unacceptable care that results in what would otherwise be preventable catastrophic injury or death.