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Verdict upheld in nursing home fall case

Trial Judge Denies Defendant’s Post-Trial Motions, Upholds Jury Verdict for Plaintiff in Fall/Injury Case (Hawkins v. SSC Hendersonville Operating Company, LLC, d/b/a The Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation) On February 21, 2008 the trial Judge (the Honorable Judge Dennis Winner)  DENIED all of Defendant’s post-trial Motions in the fall/injury case, leaving intact the jury verdict

Poliakoff & Associates Wins Jury Award Against Brian Center (SavaSeniorCare)

After a 2 week trial in Hendersonville, North Carolina, the jury awarded $800,000.00 to the Plaintiff. Plaintiff was represented by Poliakoff & Associates of Spartanburg, South Carolina. The jury award was $200,000.00 for personal injury suffered by the decedent while a resident at Brian Center – Hendersonville, and $600,000.00 in punitive damages. The Brian Center

2nd Highest Jury Verdict in South Carolina Nursing Home Litigation

On April 27, 2007 a conference was held in Columbia, South Carolina, entitled, “Nursing Home Malpractice: Evaluating and Addressing Accountability.” The conference was sponsored by the National Business Institute. Five attorneys spoke on various aspects of nursing home litigation in South Carolina. Attorney D. Nathan Hughey, who has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in nursing

Gary W. Poliakoff Speaks at Annual Nursing Home Malpractice Conference

On April 27, 2007, Gary W. Poliakoff spoke at an annual conference hosted by the National Business Institute, entitled, “Nursing Home Malpractice: Evaluating and Addressing Accountability.” Mr. Poliakoff also was a speaker at the same conference in 2006, also regarding nursing home malpractice litigation. Mr. Poliakoff’s topic this year was, “Issues Involved in Taking the

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