A Maryland nursing home negligence lawsuit was recently filed by the grandson and daughter-in-law of an 85-year-old resident of a Baltimore nursing home who suffered an unexplained fracture of her left arm and an unexplained dislocated right arm while she was a resident of the defendant nursing home, that left her in excruciating pain that her family claims in their nursing home negligence lawsuit was ignored by the nursing home staff.
The resident’s daughter-in-law was so concerned about the lack of attention that the Baltimore nursing home staff showed toward the resident’s moans of pain that she began taking a video of the resident to document her pain and the nursing home staff’s utterly failure to respond to the call light that requested assistance. Despite the family’s repeated requests for the nursing home staff to address the woman’s pain, the staff disregarded its responsibility to provide timely and appropriate care to the resident. After nearly an hour of continuous videoing, the exasperated daughter-in-law ceased her recording when it became obvious to her that no one intended to offer the resident assistance with her pain.
Thirty hours later, the resident died in her nursing home room.
Despite the video evidence of the resident moaning in pain, the Baltimore nursing home’s medical records for the resident during the period depicted in the video stated that the resident was resting well in her bed, without sign of pain, according to the Maryland nursing home negligence lawsuit.
A spokesperson for the defendant Maryland nursing home responded to the family’s complaint about how their relative was left unattended and without assistance by stating that the Maryland nursing home staff is sympathetic to the residents’ healthcare problems and the nursing home has high standards for its staff and the level of care the staff provides.
The resident’s family complained to the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene regarding the lack of care and attention that their relative received but an investigation by the Department reportedly found no evidence of wrongdoing by the Baltimore nursing home or its staff. However, the Department did not have a copy of the video during its investigation and the family’s nursing home claim lawyer subsequently provided the Department with a copy of the video and requested that the Department re-open its investigation.
The family has indicated that they intend to seek $30 million in compensatory damages from the defendant Maryland nursing home.
If you or a loved one suffered injury (or worse) due to nursing home abuse, nursing home neglect, or nursing home negligence in Maryland or elsewhere in the United States, you should promptly find a nursing home claim lawyer in Maryland or in your state who may investigate your nursing home claim for you and represent you or your loved one in a nursing home case, if appropriate.
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