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Family Wins $6 Million Verdict for Morphine Overdose in Nursing Home

A family has won a $6 million verdict for the loss of their family member in a nursing home morphine overdose. The lawsuit was filed against Manor Care, the corporation that owns the nursing home, after the nursing home resident died. The lawsuit revealed that the resident was prescribed 15 milligrams of morphine per day and then received a subsequent prescription for 30 milligrams. However, the Manor Care nursing home continued to administer both prescriptions which lead to the nursing home resident’s death by acute morphine poisoning.

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