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A Montana family has settled its medical malpractice case against two nursing homes for failing to properly treat an elderly relative. The family claimed that the nursing homes were negligent in their care of the 87-year-old man, who died of a blood infection. The man fell and fractured his neck during a transfer from his wheelchair, which left him bedridden. He subsequently developed severe pressure ulcers that got worse over months and led to a case of gangrene of the leg. The family alleged that the wheelchair transfer and the treatment of the bedsores were below the standard of care. A article on the case can be found here .

As an experienced Baltimore, Maryland lawyer / attorney who specializes in medical malpractice cases, I have handled a number of medical malpractice cases involving poor nursing home care. These cases require an extensive evaluation of the medical records involved and consultation with experts in nursing care. It is always said when the most vulnerable members of our society are mistreated.

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As an attorney who is well known for being successful in handling many medical malpractice (medical negligence / medical mistake / medical error) cases in the Baltimore, Maryland and Washington areas, I am commonly asked by colleagues and friends whether I have ever had a case against a nursing home which a loved one is considering. Unfortunatley, I have handled medical malpractice / negligence cases involving almost a number of nurisng homes in the Baltimore-Washington area, including Genesis, Manor Care and Lorien. While the medical care at these nursing homes is generally good, there have been and still are instances of major medical mistakes that cause severe and permanent damages and injuries. I usually tell my colleagues and friends that, while the care generally is good at these nursing homes, they need to watch out for loved ones when they are in a nursing home. That means establishing a relationship with the aides, nurses and doctors who will be taking care of the patient, asking questions and visiting as frequently as possible to see what is going on.

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