In a recent Maryland nursing home lawyer blog, our attorneys discussed a nursing home negligence lawsuit filed by the widow of a resident—who claims in the suit that while her husband was staying in the Madison Manor nursing home, his foot infection was not properly cared for, leading to the amputation of his leg, and wrongful death.
In a related report, the same Madison Manor nursing home has been sued again by the son of a former resident who says the home failed to properly care for his mother, leading to nursing home negligence and wrongful death.
In this second lawsuit, filed just a month after the home was sued for negligence, David Drury claims that the nursing home owners, operators and staff knew that the facility could not provide the minimum standard of healthcare that was promised to his mother, Lena McKinney, causing her to suffer an accelerated deterioration of health and physical condition that was far beyond what is caused by the normal process of aging.
Drury claims that while his mother was a resident of the home from December of 2008 to July of 2009, she experienced nursing home negligence that led to fluid imbalance and malnutrition, weight loss, poor hygiene, nursing home falls, and infections including urinary tract infections and sepsis that led to acute renal failure. As our Baltimore nursing home lawyer blog has reported in the past, sepsis is a serious blood infection in the body resulting in blood poisoning, and can be a lethal condition if it progresses rapidly, leading to organ failure.
According to the lawsuit, McKinney suffered a loss of personal dignity while living at the home, as well as severe suffering, pain, disability, disfigurement, degradation and extreme mental anguish. McKinney’s symptoms and pain were reportedly not treated, and her records were not properly maintained. The nursing home is also being accused of failing to maintain the necessary staffing and nursing home treatment, and failing to take the necessary steps to prevent or correct the home’s deficiencies.
Drury’s lawsuit states that his mother incurred serious medical expenses and suffered physical impairment and embarrassment as a result of the nursing home negligence. Drury is seeking compensatory and punitive damages, as well as a jury trial.
In Anne Arundel County, Carroll County, Baltimore County, Frederick County, Charles County, Hartford County, and Prince George’s County, contact our attorneys at Lebowitz and Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers, today for a free consultation about your nursing home rights.
Another family sues Madison Manor, The Richmond Register, June 30, 2011
Washington DC Nursing Home Neglect Can Cause Bedsores, Washington DC Injury Lawyer Blog, January 31, 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:
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