Recently, a Baltimore County jury awarded the surviving spouse of Daniel Jones $273,026 in damages due to alleged neglect of the vulnerable adult. Our Baltimore nursing home abuse attorneys explain the significance of this Maryland nursing home negligence lawsuit.
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Baltimore Medical Malpractice and Patient Neglect Jury Verdict
The Jones family brought a wrongful death action involving the allegedly preventable choking death of 56 year old Daniel Jones. Although relatively young, Mr. Jones suffered from a number of health issues which required he reside in the Maryland long term care facility. Mr. Jones was diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy, missing teeth, compromised swallowing ability and dysphagia. As a result of his impaired swallowing abilities, Mr. Jones required assistance with eating and meals.
Wrongful Death Allegations Result in a Quarter Million Dollar Jury Award for the Plaintiff in Baltimore
Tragically, Mr. Jones died at just fifty-six years old. His demise was brought about by suffering respiratory failure after he choked on food during his March 12, 2014 dinner.
The family sued, alleging his choking death was preventable and sought wrongful death damages. The case was filed in the Third Judicial Circuit Court in Baltimore County, which has venue for the counties of Baltimore and Harford. The case number for the lawsuit was 03-C-2016-007615. The date of the jury trial was 1-11-2018. Ultimately, the Plaintiff was awarded a jury verdict of $273,026 for damages suffered and the loss of the nursing home resident’s life.
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