The estate of a former nursing home resident and his three adult children have filed a Maryland nursing home negligence wrongful death case against the Maryland nursing home where the plaintiffs allege the resident failed to receive the care he needed that resulted in his untimely and painful death. The 72-year-old nursing home resident died on August 4, 2015.
Th Maryland nursing home negligence lawsuit that was filed in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City on November 14, 2016 alleges that the man was admitted to the defendant nursing home on June 19, 2015. At the time of his admission to the Maryland nursing home, the man was suffering from renal disease and diabetes that required that the nursing home staff carefully supervise and provide his necessary care.
The plaintiffs allege in their Maryland nursing home case that the man’s various medical conditions put him at risk for skin breakdown and for developing pressure ulcers that would require meticulous treatment to prevent further deterioration in the man’s condition. The Maryland nursing home lawsuit alleges that the defendant nursing home failed to regularly bathe the man, failed to re-position the man at appropriate times to reduce pressure on those parts of his body in contact with his bed, and failed to monitor the man for skin breakdown that could lead to the development of bedsores (pressure ulcers).
The plaintiffs further allege in their Maryland nursing home wrongful death lawsuit that the nursing home staff at the defendant nursing home failed to follow the orders of the man’s physician and failed to timely advise the physician regarding changes in his patient’s medical conditions.
The plaintiffs contend that the nursing home’s negligence caused the man to suffer grievous and agonizing bodily harm from pressure ulcers and other complications that developed that led to his untimely death. The lawsuit seeks unspecified compensatory damages for the man’s estate and his three adult children.
The defendant Maryland nursing home states on its website: “We offer a wide range of health and rehabilitation services to meet the needs of both our long-term and short-term stay residents. It is our goal to continue to be the health and rehabilitation provider of choice in Northeast Baltimore and in our surrounding communities … We are committed to providing high quality, personalized care with great pride to all of our residents … Our Therapy Teams work closely in partnership with each resident and their family to develop individualized therapy programs that are designed to meet the needs of each resident. The therapy services are provided by highly qualified, professional, licensed, and certified staff daily. Our primary goal is to help residents regain strength, self-reliance, and dignity so they may return to the best possible level of living.”
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