They are refusing to send paperwork to another so I can go to another
answered on Jan 24, 2021
I'm sorry this happened to you. A Maryland attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a number of weeks. As a GENERAL matter nationwide, patient discharges are often one-sided decisions. The patient may have certain recourses such as appealing or working with a... Read more »
pay for room and board and nursing services when admitted to a hospital, 3 days or longer, or in an associated Rehabilitation medical facility which is paid by Medicare. In other words, Medicare and or Medicaid pay for the resident's room and board and other covered services by Medicare paid... Read more »
answered on Sep 18, 2020
Sounds like both. You may need to report this to both agencies.
if they're just covering to keep themselves safe from liability.
answered on May 26, 2017
Not always. Bedsore can occur. The question is how the nursing home deals with the bedsores. It is rare that a significant life-threatening bedsore will occur in the absence of negligence.
answered on May 26, 2017
Tough question to answer without more facts. Why should she not have been walking alone? Did the nursing home assess her as a fall risk?
Usually, when these cases are won it is because the nursing home failed to follow their protocols (or what should have been their protocols) by... Read more »
answered on May 26, 2017
answered on Apr 7, 2017
We are going to need a lot more details to answer this question.
answered on Jan 28, 2017
Could possibly be an illegal violation of Maryland wiretap laws. Consult local counsel.
answered on Jan 12, 2017
This is a pretty broad question. First, I would look at the nursing home itself. How do the Medicare ratings look? Second, I think you research the deficiencies you are concerned about. Then I would talk to the resident about the concerns, if possible. You can ask to review the medical chart... Read more »
answered on Dec 19, 2016
Yes. Nursing Home Reform Act places minimum staffing levels. the staffing depends on the size of the facility. You can also look at the Medicare rankings to see how your father's nursing home compares in terms of level of staffing.
The staff there claims it's a result of a medical condition he had before arriving but I think they're not encouraging him to get out of bed enough. How would I go about proving this?
answered on Dec 11, 2016
You would start by getting the medical records and having them reviewed by a medical expert to determine if your dad was getting proper medical and nursing care, and if the bed sores or ulcers were as a result of substandard care. Another issue will be whether your father's medical needs... Read more »
answered on Dec 1, 2016
I am not sure what specific rights your question addresses. Generally speaking, a nursing home resident has the right to be provided with nursing care that meets the accepted standard of care for nursing facilities. Whether that standard of care is violated depends on the specific facts of every... Read more »
answered on Nov 23, 2016
Typically, those two terms are used interchangeably and indicate medical and nursing care that fall below the accepted standards of care due to carelessness and lack of attention by the professional nursing home staff.
for my husband?
answered on Nov 16, 2016
Typically, where there exists basic substandard nursing and medical care at a nursing home that causes injury to a resident, the remedy is obtained through a civil case, as opposed to a criminal case. One of the reasons for this is that it is unlikely that the nursing home intentionally hurt your... Read more »
and you want to file a negligence claim against the home?
answered on Nov 11, 2016
I am not sure I understand the question. Of course, a dead person cannot sign a document, and any suggestion by a nursing home that someone has signed a document after dying raises issues, such as the potential of fraud. More generally, the enforceability of arbitration clauses is determined... Read more »
he's fallen out of bed twice in the past four weeks and had to be admitted into the ICU. Do I have an abuse case here?
answered on Nov 4, 2016
I am sorry to give you a stereotypical lawyer answer, but whether or not your husband has a claim for injuries against the rehab facility depends on many details. I assume that it was the second fall that caused the injuries that sent your husband to ICU. In order to bring a valid claim, it... Read more »
related to her death in the nursing home. The issue is she was cremated. Is there anything we can do here?
answered on Oct 28, 2016
It sounds like you are asking if the lack of an autopsy in Maryland eliminates a potential claim for nursing home negligence in a survival action (for your mother's pain and diminished quality of life due to the alleged abuse) and/or wrongful death action that you could potentially bring if... Read more »
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