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Jury awards more than $160 million in nursing home case in Texas

An 81-year old man was severely beaten by his roommate at Comanche Trails Nursing Center in San Antonio in 1997. On February 22, 2006, testimony that a nurse knowingly paired the frail, 81-year old man with a mentally ill roommate caused a jury to respond in a nursing home lawsuit with a $160 million verdict.

The man suffered severe physical and emotional trauma when he was beaten with a water pitcher, a glass and the abuser’s fists.

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