Two Families Sue Same Nursing Home, Saying Facility Caused Relatives’ Sepsis and Bed Sores

By Nursing Home Law Center

Sepsis Bedsore Lawsuit

Two families have recently filed separate bed sore lawsuits against the Madison Manor nursing home in Richmond, Kentucky, saying the facility provided grossly inadequate care for their relatives.

The first lawsuit, filed May 11 by Donna Anderson, says Madison Manor let a severely infected bed sore develop on her late husband’s foot. The bed sore (also called “pressure sore” or “decubitus ulcer”), according to The Richmond Register, led to the amputation of Robert Anderson’s leg, as well as his eventual death. Anderson was a patient at Madison Manor from April 4, 2009 to May 22, 2009, according to lawsuit records.

The second lawsuit, filed June 16 by David Drury, says that Madison Manor severely neglected his mother, Lena McKinney. McKinney was a patient from Dec. 24, 2008 to July 22, 2009. The lawsuit claims that Madison’s Manor’s negligence led to falls, weight loss, urinary tract infections, acute renal failure, and sepsis. Sepsis, also called “septic shock,” is a severe illness caused by a blood infection.

Both Anderson and Drury accuse Madison Manor of medical negligence, corporate negligence, and violating long-term care residents’ rights. Both plaintiffs are seeking punitive and compensatory damages, as well as a jury trial.

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