Baltimore Nursing Home Neglect Lawyers: $30 Million Lawsuit Against Nursing HomeJuly 20, 2015
The family of a woman who died in August of 2014 is suing a Catonsville nursing home alleging medical negligence and severe neglect caused the death of their loved one. Video footage shot by the deceased’s daughter-in-law shows the woman wailing in pain for more than an hour while nursing home staff ignored her cries for help.
The patient, 85, was admitted to ManorCare Woodbridge Valley in July, 2014 for rehab after falling in her home. During her stay at the nursing home; however, her family claims she also suffered a fracture in her left arm and a dislocated right arm, both of which were unexplained by nursing home staff. The lawsuit also notes a number of discrepancies in the patient’s ManorCare chart.
During a visit in August, the woman’s daughter-in-law became concerned about the quality of treatment her mother-in-law was receiving. She began recording video of her mother-in-law moaning in pain and pleading for assistance to get to the bathroom. The video shows her daughter-in-law’s unsuccessful attempts to get aid for the ailing woman while the call light and alarm bell went unanswered for more than an hour. The patient died 30 hours after the video was shot, just 20 days after being admitted to the facility.
The video is a key piece of evidence because it directly contradicts the medical report written by the nursing staff that maintains the woman was not in pain. The family is seeking $30 million in damages, which equates to one million dollars for every hour their beloved family member was neglected. They say they hope the facility is shut down or has its license revoked so that no one else’s family member suffers as theirs did.
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