This is a nursing home failure to give physical therapy/bed sore malpractice case filed on behalf of a man in Prince George's County against FutureCare Pineview. The lawsuit was filed in Maryland Health Claims Arbitration on January 17, 2017. This is the 19th medical malpractice case filed in Maryland in 2017.Summary of Plaintiff's Allegations
FutureCare operates defendant facility, where plaintiff, an 82-year-old man, resides for about six months.
Plaintiff alleges that while he is residing at defendant's facility, defendant fails to provide health care services and physical assistance such as patient monitoring. Additionally, he alleges he does not receive physical therapy and that he was not turned or adjusted while in bed.
As a result, plaintiff alleges that he suffered a serious and permanent contracture to his knee, causing him significant pain and suffering. He also developed a serious skin infection. His son removes him from the care of defendants to seek treatment for his dad's skin infection at VA Hospital. Plaintiff alleges that he sustained permanent injuries as a result of the defendant's negligence.Additional Comments
- This is a really bare bones complaint filed without an expert report by lawyers who, while working for a very respected law firm, do not hold themselves out as regularly handling malpractice or nursing home cases.
- The complaint does not specify the severity of the injury other than to say that it is a permanent knee injury for failure to give physical therapy. There is going to need to be strong supporting medical testimony to support such a claim. It is rare that a doctor can testify to a reasonable degree of medical probability that the failure to get physical therapy caused a permanent condition. Usually, what you get when you ask an orthopedic doctor that question what you get is that it "could" have made a difference. This is a far cry from what you need to bring a viable claim.
- Patients who are immobile like this man, especially those unable to change positions in bed by themselves, are at significant of developing pressure sores. But in this case, the complaint concedes that the infection has healed nicely.
- Prince George's County
- FutureCare - Pineview
- Perry Point VA Medical Hospital
- Failure to establish a treatment plan for plaintiff
- Failure to properly monitor and administer medications
- Failure to exercise adequate control and supervision of staff
Contact Miller and Zois today if you have suffered an injury due to nursing home negligence. We have a long history of getting large results in medical malpractice and nursing home cases throughout Maryland. You can call us at 800-553-8082 to speak to one of our attorneys, or go online for a free case consultation.More Malpractice Claim Information
- Information about Futurecare - the largest Maryland owned provider of nursing services
- Look at the potential value of nursing home bed sore cases
- A wrongful death medical malpractice case filed against a FutureCare location in Baltimore City
- Some sample verdicts and settlements from medical malpractice cases in Maryland
- What you can expect when you bring a medical malpractice lawsuit in Maryland