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Nursing Home Negligence Case Reaches $400 K Verdict

Last year a jury faulted a nursing home for the wrongful death of a 94-year old woman and awarded the family $400,000 in damages. During the trial, one of the woman’s sons testified that his mother had been so badly neglected that it started to “smell like an animal had died” inside his mother’s room during her stay at the nursing home. While in the nursing home the woman developed gangrene on both heels and had to be hospitalized. Additional she had decubitus ulcers to her heels and her left leg continued to deteriorate and her legs needed to be amputated below her knees. The family argued that under the care of the nursing home she suffered gross abuse, extensive neglect and undue pain. The appellate court affirmed the nursing home abuse verdict and the family was awarded the four hundred thousand dollar verdict. To read the full story, click here.