Category: Verdicts/Settlements

Verdict for Infected Pressure injury

11Alive reported on a jury verdict to compensate Lucille Debose for her neglect and wrongful death.  Debose prematurely died from complications of an untreated pressure wound after Life Care Center of Lawrenceville accepted her as a resident. The lawsuit claimed the nursing home allowed or caused a hole the size of a hand to develop

Brookdale Senior Living

Brookdale Senior Living is the nation’s largest senior living operator. Brookdale has more than 675 senior living communities throughout the United States and about 3% of those are SNFs. The for-profit chain agreed to pay $3.25 million to resolve credible allegations of improper transfers and discharges. The lawsuit claims that Brookdale’s California nursing homes failed

Verdict

The Ledger reported that a Polk County jury awarded $2,118,000 to Sidney Gilmore. Gilmore was a nursing home resident at Oak Haven Rehab and Nursing Center. The jury blamed the nursing home for allowing or causing Gilmore to develop an infected pressure injury. Oak Haven neglected to turn and reposition or relieve the painful pressure.

Cost of Neglect

Costs McKnight’s reported that the average cost of insurance liability claims was lower for skilled nursing settings by more than $20,000 when compared to assisted living in CNA’s annual Aging Services Claim Report. The analysis provides insight into the claims and potential risk factors aging services organizations face. The costs include defense attorney fees, expert

Limiting Damages

Cleveland, TN-based Life Care Centers of America says it “strongly disagrees” with a recent Georgia verdict. After years of discovery and a lengthy and expensive trial, a jury compensated the victims $15.3 million. Unfortunately, Georgia arbitrarily limits the amount of damages a jury is allowed to award victims of neglect and abuse. The family proved

When Does Reckless Conduct Become Criminal?

Medication Errors There has been many articles about the case of RaDonda Vaught. Vaught killed a woman. She was criminally charged, prosecuted, and found guilty by a jury of her peers and fellow citizens. Normal so far, right? The criminal charges include reckless homicide and felony abuse of an impaired adult. But in this case,

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