Tag Archive: punitives

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

How damage caps affect justice

Here is an interesting article about a pro tort reform doctor who has had a change of heart after experiencing first hand the law of unintended consequences as a result of tort reform.  Here is an excerpt from that article. Dave Stewart’s mother went to the hospital for surgery in April. Four days later, she

Jury compensates familiy for neglect

Chad Trammel and his team of nursing home lawyers did a great job in a difficult trial.  The multi chain (and infamous) Beverly Enterprises has been found negligent in the death of  resident and ordered to pay $1.4 million in compensatory damages. After deliberating on Monday, the Ouachita County jury agreed on $875,000 in punitive damages

$54 million verdict for neglect and cover-up

Here is an article discussing the recent $54 million verdict in a nursing home neglect case in New Mexico. Lori Keith was awarded the compensatory and punitive damages against ManorCare Inc., a nursing home corporation out of Toledo, Ohio, for neglecting her mother causing her death.  At the time of her death, Barbara Barber was due


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