St Joseph Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
St Joseph Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers. Attorneys Kenneth LaBore, Esq. and Suzanne Scheller, Esq. have separate firms but work together on many serious injury elder abuse and neglect and wrongful death cases splitting the contingent fee at no additional expense to the client. Neither attorney is paid unless they win a verdict or get a settlement offered by the wrongdoer. Nursing home neglect and abuse cases are complicated claims and often involve allegations which require expert witness support and use of wrongful death statutes. Mr. LaBore and Ms. Scheller only handle cases with very serious injury, assault or death. They work hard to get accountability from facilities and to ensure as much as possible that policy and procedure and other changes including training are made to protect residents still in the facility.
We represent clients and their families throughout the state of Minnesota and will come to meet with you if you are unable to meet in one of our offices.
Minneapolis Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers – Providers
To find a nursing home provider in Minnesota you can check the Minnesota Department of Health website for information on licensure of potential facilities, finding a facility, including complaint history, state survey reports, resident bill of rights, Minnesota Nursing Home Report Card, CMS Medicare Five Star Rating system under Nursing Home Compare and more information related to nursing home and elder care providers.
To check for the updated list of providers in Minneapolis see Minnesota Department of Health Provider lookup.
For more information on selecting a nursing home see Choosing a Facility.
Facilities in St Joseph Area
We can investigate and handle cases against St Joseph area facilities as well as other elder care providers in Hennepin County and throughout the state of Minnesota.
For information about nursing home nursing home Medicaid Survey inspection findings see “survey findings”. If you are interested in viewing facility and provider complaint and survey findings they are available on the MDH website. You can also use the MDH website to verify a facility license or professional credentials. There is also a link to check the Nursing Assistant Registry.
The MDH website also includes information that is meant for providers but is very helpful for caregivers and residents as well. There are nursing home training videos, nursing assistant training information, and information on the Case Mix Review, and federal nursing home regulation resources.
Report Suspected Abuse
Pursuant to Minn. Statute 144.7065, Subd. 7, potential criminal events, events reportable under this subdivision are:
(1) any instance of care ordered by or provided by someone impersonating a physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other licensed health care provider;
(2) abduction of a patient of any age;
(3) sexual assault on a patient within or on the grounds of a facility; and
(4) death or serious injury of a patient or staff member resulting from a physical assault that occurs within or on the grounds of a facility.
In addition to the reporting requirements for the facility you should also report any physical or sexual abuse to the local police department and the Minnesota Department of Health Office of Health Facility Complaint, OHFC. See the attached for more information about reporting elder abuse and neglect.
The Minnesota Department of Health MDH, Office of Health Facility Complaints, OHFC, protects the identity of the person making the complaint and the mistreated patient or resident. Serious questions of health or safety are investigated within two business days.
St Joseph Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers Kenneth LaBore and Suzanne Scheller
If you have concerns about nursing home or assisted living elder abuse and neglect injuries and you are interested in a free consultation to discuss your case call Kenneth LaBore at 612-743-9048 or toll free at 1-888-452-6589 or by email at KLaBore@MNnursinghomeneglect.com.