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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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Article by Mark Kosieradzki and Kara Rahimi Published in Trial Magazine

By | Firm News, Firm News, News

“Usually, the defendant’s demand for umbrella confidentiality is nothing more than a subterfuge to limit a plaintiff’s ability to prepare the case.” An article by Mark Kosieradzki and Kara Rahimi, entitled “An Alternative to Umbrella Protective Orders,” was published in the January 2016 edition of Trial Magazine. Trial is a national magazine is…

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Aide gets 8 years for rape of 83-year-old patient at Minneapolis nursing home

By | Sexual Abuse, Walker Methodist Health Center

Yesterday afternoon in Hennepin County District Court, our client, Maya Fischer, shared the grief and suffering caused by George Sumo Kpingbah. A week before Christmas last year, Kpingbah raped Maya’s mother, who was a resident at the Walker Methodist Health Center, a nursing home in Minneapolis.  Kpingbah was employed by…

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ALF Employee Sexually Assaults Vulnerable Residents, Administrator Fails to Take Action

By | Sexual Abuse, Welcome Home Health Care

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) has completed its investigation of abuse concerns at the Welcome Home Health Care, Inc., an assisted living facility in Sartell, Minnesota. A complaint was filed with the MDH alleging that a resident was abused when a staff member was touching the client inappropriately. In addition, the staff…

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Nursing assistant pleads guilty to raping dementia patient at Minneapolis nursing home

By | Firm News, Firm News, Sexual Abuse, Walker Methodist Health Center

George Sumo Kpingbah, of Brooklyn Center, was a nursing assistant at Walker Methodist Health Center in Minneapolis.  Kpingbah pleaded guilty today to raping an 83-year-old woman suffering from severe dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, as the Star Tribune reports, “the latest in a recent surge of abuse cases involving elderly residents at nursing homes across…

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The Legends At Heritage Place employee sexually abused three residents

By | Inc., Sexual Abuse, The Legends at Heritage Place - Sartell, Welcome Home Health Care

Three residents of The Legends At Heritage Place senior residence in central Minnesota were molested by a female employee on multiple occasions last winter, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. [Case no. HL28073005] The victims are two females and one male, all with dementia. The Star Tribune reports: “The caregiver was suspended when…

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