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Negligent nursing care leads to $800,000 verdict for 84 year old woman in Louisiana

A woman was awarded $800,000 in damages by a Webster District Court jury for negligent nursing care. The claim alleged neglect resulting in dehydration and a pressure sore on the woman’s hip. The suit alleged 2 claims, each resulting in $400,000 awards: one for malpractice, and one for violation of the Louisiana Nursing Home Residents’ Bill of Rights.

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