In a previous blog, our Maryland-based Nursing Home Attorneys discussed a nursing home abuse case involving employees from Madison Manor, one of the Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Complex homes in Kentucky, who pleaded guilty of resident abuse.
This week, another lawsuit was brought against one of the Richmond complex homes—Kenwood Nursing Home. Charles Brock, the son of former patient Margaret Brock, is accusing the home of wrongful death, alleging that the nursing home administrators and employees failed to provide Brock’s mother with quality care, and protect her legal right to nursing home heath and safety.
According to the lawsuit, Margaret Brock, was admitted Kenwood Nursing Home on August 27, 2008 at the age of 80. Brock’s son claims that the home violated multiple nursing home health and safety regulations during her stay at the home—that lead to her wrongful death.
Brock claims that while under the care of Kenwood nursing home, his mother suffered nursing home falls, medication errors, malnutrition, dehydration, and pneumonia. Brock also reportedly suffered infections in the home including sepsis, methicillin-sensitive staphylococcus aureus, as well as great amounts of pain and eventually death.
The lawsuit claims that under the state’s bill of rights for nursing home residents, the nursing home violated Brock’s rights as a long-term care resident to a nursing home environment that is filled with quality care that improves and maintains the quality of their mental and physical health.
The Richmond Health and Rehabilitation Complex homes have recently been accused of several wrongful death suits, that resulted in criminal cases, after state regulators investigated the conditions in the homes.
If you are worried that a friend or loved one staying at a nursing home in Maryland or the Washington D.C. area has suffered from nursing negligence or wrongful death, contact Lebowitz and Mzhen, LLC today for a free consultation. Call us at 1-800-654-1949.
Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Nursing Home, The Richmond Register, April 27, 2010
Lamb Pleads Guilty to Nursing Home Abuse, Gets Diversion, The Richmond Register, January 12, 2010
Madison Nurse’s Aide Pleads Guilty to Abuse, Lexington Herald-Leader, January 12, 2010
Related Web Resources:
Medication Error Injury Prevention—Study Recommends Knowing Your Pharmacist, Pharmacy Error Injury Lawyer Blog, October 26, 2009
National Center on Elder Abuse, (NCEA)