Maggots discovered in nursing home patient’s ear

The family of Catherine McCann, 92, an Alzheimer’s patient, has filed a civil suit against a nursing home for negligence and emotional distress after McCann was found to have 57 maggots in her ear.

McCann’s ear was examined by a physician 9 days before the maggot infestation was discovered. The physician prescribed ear drops and one of the questions that needs to be answered is whether the treatment plan was carried out which may have led to discovery of the infestation.

The family pays nearly $10,000 monthly for McCann’s care.

Reasonable standard of professional care.

For the family’s lawsuit to prevail, they will have to prove that the nursing home fell below the standard of care. In the healthcare field, failing to provide an appropriate standard of care which a prudent professional having the same training and experience in good standing with the community would provide in the same or similar circumstances.

Nursing Home Neglect

Nursing home neglect is a serious problem in nursing home and care facilities across the nation. The most common forms of nursing home abuse and neglect are: bedsores, dehydration, malnutrition, medication errors, contractures and aspiration pneumonia.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured by nursing home abuse or neglect and the family of those who have died.

Source: Chicago Tribune: Nursing home sued after maggots found in patient’s ear

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