This month, Silverman Thompson Slutkin & White attorneys Andrew G. Slutkin and Jamison G. White filed a medical malpractice case in the Circuit Court for Baltimore County against Genesis Brightwood Center, a nursing home and rehabilitation facility on Falls Road in Baltimore. The case is on behalf of an elderly women who was admitted to Brightwood Center after a double knee replacement. During the admission to Brightwood, while an aide was getting her dressed in her room she was caused to fall to the ground. When she struck the ground, the woman landed on both knees, which injured both knees and split open the surgical incision of the left knee causing it to become infected due to contamination with bacteria. As a result of the fall and continuing infection of her left knee, over the next few months the woman was readmitted to the hospital three times for complications from the infection. These three readmissions caused substantially more rehabilitation then otherwise would have been necessary, including three admissions to other rehabilitation facilities. As a result of the malpractice, the woman also has suffered extreme pain, suffering and emotional distress from the fall. She also has permanent left knee pain and requires antibiotics for life.