Wallace v. Heritage Center (filed May 1, 2017): This is a failure to prevent fall in a nursing home case filed by the daughter of the woman who fell who died six months later of unrelated causes. The decedent was a fall risk who fell while being only "partially assisted" by a staff member on her way to a bedside commode. The daughter also alleges that it took seven hours before an x-ray was performed of her fracture "left lower extremity."
Rich v. MedStar Visiting Nurse Association (filed May 1, 2017): This is another nursing home pressure ulcer case with a twist. The plaintiff needs his right middle toe amputated for ulcerations that were not related to the negligence claim. The lawsuit, which was filed pro se, alleges that the failure to clean and dress the wound led to the amputation of the plaintiff's fourth and fifth toes.
Mayhew v. Chesapeake Eye and Laser Center (filed May 2, 2017): This is an odd case involving a slip and fall at an ophthalmologist's office in Annapolis. The patient fell during a trip to the bathroom after getting her eyes dilated.