Widow Files Lawsuit for Nursing Home Negligence and Wrongful Death

Last month, the widow of a former resident at Madison Manor nursing home filed a nursing home negligence lawsuit against the Kentucky home, after she claims the nursing home neglected to care for her husband’s foot infection—which led to leg amputation and wrongful death.

According to a Richmond Register report, that our Baltimore nursing home attorneys have been watching develop, Donna Anderson claims that while her husband Robert was a patient at the Richmond Health and Rehabilitation facility/Madison Manor from April to May 2009, the home contributed to the deterioration of her husband’s physical health condition—that was far beyond the normal process of aging.

Anderson claims in the suit that her husband, Robert, suffered severe pain and suffering, disability, mental anguish, and disfigurement while he was a resident in the home, as well as loss of personal dignity, because of the negligent care in the nursing home.

The lawsuit also states that Anderson’s infection spread because the home did not take the necessary steps to provide proper care and hygiene, as well as taking necessary precautions to prevent malnutrition. As our Baltimore nursing home lawyer blog has reported in the past, key nutrition and a healthy diet that is rich in vitamins and minerals can be an important step to the prevention, healing and recovery of nursing home infection. Anderson also claimed that her husband’s care records were not properly maintained, and that his symptoms and pain were not properly monitored.

Anderson is suing the nursing home for both punitive and compensatory damages, and seeks a jury trial. The lawsuit names the corporation that owns Madison Manor as defendants, as well as the nursing home administrator and five other defendants, who are accused of nursing home negligence, medical negligence, corporate negligence, and violating Robert’s long-term care rights, and for failing to maintain adequate staffing and nursing healthcare, by failing to take the necessary steps to prevent or eliminate the home’s deficiencies.

In Talbot County, Maryland, contact our nursing home attorneys at Lebowitz and Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers today.

Widow sues nursing home for negligence, The Richmond Register, May 23, 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

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