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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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Head of Chemical Dependency Center Rapes Vulnerable Client

By | Firm News, Firm News, Meridian Behavioral Health, News, Sexual Abuse

Meridian Behavioral Health, LLC, made the decision to hire “a recovering methamphetamine addict with an extensive criminal history — including a charge for engaging in prostitution” for “one of the largest chemical dependency treatment centers in the state” is the conclusion from a February 2, 2017, investigative report from the…

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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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