Category: Verdicts/Settlements

Dumping Settlement

Illegal Dumping The L.A. Times reported that law enforcement has accused a California nursing home of illegally “dumping” patients onto city streets.  This is unsafe for the dumped residents.  The family members were not consulted when patients were “dumped” onto the street. Why would the nursing homes do this?  Money. Greed. The nursing homes wanted

“A house of filth, terror and death”

The Chicago Tribune reported the settlement between Maxwell Manor nursing home and whistle-blowers. Maxwell agreed to pay more than $1.6 million to settle a portion of a whistle-blower lawsuit involving allegations of extreme patient abuse and Medicaid fraud. The lawsuit remained under seal until Monday, when the settlement was announced. Under terms of the agreement, the federal government

Jury compensates family for nursing home’s neglect

A jury found Life Care Centers of America guilty of negligence. The jury awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages to the family of a former resident who died as a result of the nursing home’s neglect and negligence. Life Care Centers of America was sued by Dennis Matthews, son of the late Verdie Matthews. He

Virginia Supreme Court upholds nursing home verdict of $850,000

The Virginia Supreme Court recently affirmed an $850,000 verdict obtained by Jeff Downey in a nursing home case in Danville, Virginia. The case, Musgrove v. Medical Facilities of America Inc., involved pressures sores, an amputation, and death by dehydration, malnutrition and wound complications. The Defendant asserted numerous assignments of error, many dealing with pertinent nursing home

Jury awards family $2.5 million for neglect of dad

Attorney for Amel Trezza asked the jury to compensate for his wrongful death at a nursing home  which occurred on May 31, 2001. The total verdict in the case regarding nursing home negligence amounted to $2,522,232.08. The total monetary figure makes the case the largest nursing home negligence case in Connecticut history. Amel Trezza died on May

Jury compensates resident’s family for wrongful death and neglect

A couple of weeks ago there was a  nursing home trial over in Tallulah, Louisiana. Tallulah is a small town about 20 miles west of Vicksburg, MS. After a five-day trial, on Friday, November 2, 2007, a 12-person jury found that the nursing home committed medical malpractice and awarded the plaintiff $250,000 in survival damages

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