Category: Verdicts/Settlements

Verdict for Fractures

KTLA reported the tragic story of Betsy Jentz who was abused and neglected while under the care and supervision of Country Villa Wilshire Healthcare Center. The Beverly Grove nursing home must pay more than $2.3 million to compensate for her permanent injuries. Jentz has finished 27 Los Angeles Marathons, most recently in 2019. She had hip

Lack of Oxygen

A jury compensated a resident and her family for neglect and abuse suffered at Providence Palos Heights nursing home. The $5.5 million verdict is the largest nursing home verdict in Illinois history. The family of patient Bettye Patterson filed suit against owner/operator Providence Operations, LLC, for negligence and wrongful death. The facility admitted Bettye Patterson

Sloppy Record-keeping?

A jury found two Western Pennsylvania nursing homes guilty for extensive federal charges related to Medicaid and Medicare fraud. Pennsylvania’s attorney general last year indicted Sam Halper, co-owner of Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness and Mt. Lebanon Rehabilitation and Wellness, on multiple counts. Authorities allege he masterminded a scheme in which staff intentionally inflated worker hours

$2.3 Million Verdict

Jurors Friday handed down a $2.3 million verdict against a Florida nursing home for causing the death of one of its former residents. Redding v. Parklands Facility, Inc., 2022-CA-000311. The resident died in 2021 after a pressure injury caused an infection that spread into both her blood and bones. Claretha Davis was 72 when she

Corporate Practice of Medicine

JDSupra reported on the $10 million jury verdict in a novel corporate practice of medicine (CPOM) case. The jury found in favor of a physician hospitalist group that claimed a management company repeatedly broke its promise to comply with the state’s CPOM prohibition, putting profits over patients, among other wrongdoings. The case is featured this

$2.2 Million Settlement

McKnight’s reported on the $2.2 million settlement with patients who suffered abuse at Laguna Honda Hospital & Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco. A 2019 California Department of Public Health investigation had confirmed multiple claims of patient abuse by six former nurses there. A 2021 lawsuit accused those nurses of taking nude photos of residents and


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