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Nursing Home Pays $6.5 Million in Patient Death

A jury has awarded a family $6.5 million in a wrongful-death lawsuit. The man died two days after leaving the nursing home. A previous stroke had left the man rehabilitated, forgetful and always in need of water to drink. Jurors found the nursing home was solely responsible for the man’s death. When the man was found he had his clothes strewn about his room and a bloody rash on his groin from urine-soaked bedding. Doctors say he passed away as a result of the nursing home negligence. The man’s cause of death was dehydration and kidney failure. Jurors awarded the man $500,000 for pain and suffering before death and $6 million to his wife, their two daughters and three grandchildren for compensatory damages and mental anguish. To read more about the nursing home negligence lawsuit, please click here.