Class Action Filed

WTOP reported a class action lawsuit against the Maryland Department of Health for allowing 181 facilities to go more than 16 months without the annual inspection reports.  The late reports show  a pattern of abuse, neglect, and low-quality care for residents.

The complaints and inspections left undone leave residents helpless to harmful abuse and neglect. One account states a 54 woman who uses a wheelchair of mobility was left soiled in her clothing for two hours while waiting for a staff member to return her calls for help.

Another account states that a 61-year-old man with paralysis in all four limbs was confined to his bed since March 2023, except medical appointments.