Another Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit for Madison County Home

A fourth nursing home abuse and negligence lawsuit has been filed this week against the owners of a Kentucky nursing home complex, after a resident allegedly suffered from inadequate care when her healthcare rights and safety were reportedly threatened.

According to a news development from the Richmond Register that our Maryland nursing home attorneys have been watching, Viola Fields was a resident of Kenwood Health and Rehabilitation Center from the end of October until the beginning of December in 2010. James Rutherford, Fields’ guardian, claimed that Fields, who is incapacitated and not of a sound mind, did not receive the minimum standard of healthcare that should have been available to her as a vulnerable nursing home resident. Rutherford claims that the home violated her nursing home rights as a long-term care resident.

The lawsuit accuses Kenwood of nursing home negligence for failing to provide Fields with timely and accurate nursing home healthcare and medication assessments, proper resident supervision, necessary medical intervention, and from failing to prevent accidental injury. Kenwood is also being accused of medical and corporate negligence.

Rutherford claims that the nursing home’s wrongful conduct caused the rapid deterioration of Fields’ health and physical condition, and led to the direct development untreated pressure ulcers, wound infections, sepsis, pneumonia, urinary tract infections and weight loss. The lawsuit accuses the home of acting with fraud, malice, gross negligence and reckless disregard for the health and safety of Fields and her rights as a nursing home resident. Rutherford claims that because of these injuries, Fields experienced physical impairment, and suffered embarrassment, along with incurring significant medical expenses.

Kenwood is a companion facility to Madison Manor, residing in separate buildings on the same property. This is the fourth lawsuit against the nursing home complex and owners this year. The owners of the homes have reportedly been sued 18 times since 2008 in Madison County.

Last month our Baltimore nursing home injury attorney blog discussed two of the cases, allegedly involving severe nursing home negligence that led to infections, urinary tract infections, sepsis, nursing home falls, and the accelerated deterioration of health and physical conditions that was beyond what is caused by the normal process of aging—leading to wrongful death.

In Prince George’s County, Talbot County, and Howard County, Maryland, contact Lebowitz and Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers, today for a free consultation to discuss your nursing home and long-term care rights with our attorneys.

Local nursing home sued for negligence, The Richmond Register, August 23, 2011
Another family sues Madison Manor, The Richmond Register, June 30, 2011

Related Web Resources:

Bedsores (Pressure Sores) Prevention, Mayo Clinic
National Institutes of Health, (NIH): Medline Plus: Pressure Ulcer Research
National Institutes of Health, (NIH): Medline Plus: Osteomyelitis

NCHS Data Brief: Pressure Ulcers Among Nursing Home Residents: United States 2004

Related Blog Posts:

Nursing Home Sued Again for Wrongful Death and Negligence, Maryland Nursing Home Lawyer Blog, July 1, 2011
Husband Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit File After Wife Dies From Bedsores, Maryland Nursing Home Lawyer Blog, May 18, 2011
Nursing Home Sued For Negligence after Patient Died from Pressure Sore Complication, Maryland Nursing Home Lawyer Blog, May 4, 2011
Daughter Sues Nursing Home for Negligence After Mother Dies from Pressure Sores, Maryland Nursing Home Lawyer Blog, March 10, 2011
Nursing Home Negligence Lawsuit Accuses Rehabilitation Center of Decubitus Ulcers, Wrongful Death, Maryland Nursing Home Blog, February 16, 2011

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