The Plaintiffs in a Baltimore nursing home abuse case were awarded almost $300,000 in a bedsore lawsuit against Manor Care Ruxton in Towson. The prevailing party in the nursing home negligence lawsuit was awarded $82,654.44 for medical expenses, $5,000 for funeral expenses and $200,000 for noneconomic damages, like pain and suffering.
Case Facts in the Lawsuit vs. ProMedica Ruxton, also known as Manor Care Ruxton
Ms. Pearl Boston required a hospitalization at Good Sam Hospital of Maryland for bedsores, and other non-pressure related ulcers on her body. She was clearly compromised because of her underlying conditions, which included poor blood flow, diabetes, incontinence of bladder and bowel and obesity/poor diet. Following her 8 day hospitalization at Good Sam, she was admitted into ProMedica of Ruxton (ManorCare) on or around May 28. While a resident at the Ruxton facility, her pressure sores worsened and she developed osteomyelitis, which is a wound infection. She was ultimately diagnosed with a severely infected stage 4 pressure sore.
As a result, Ms. Boston was rushed back to the hospital for a debridement surgery. This time, she was admitted into University Specialty Hospital on or around October 10. Sadly, she could not recover and she ultimately died at Mercy Medical Center on December 12.
The family brought the lawsuit against ProMedica Ruxton (ManorCare) alleging resident neglect and nursing home negligence.
Jury Verdict in the Towson, Maryland Nursing Home Negligence Case
The case did not settle before trial. As a result, the decedent’s surviving estate representative (Larry Whitfield) and surviving son (Timothy Boston) tried the matter in Baltimore City Circuit Court against the ManorCare / ProMedica defendants, as well as Dr. Ghiladi.
The plaintiffs prevailed in this lawsuit.
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