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Case Law Update: Nursing Home Care Act 1

Vincent v. Alden-Park Strathmoor, Inc., No. 2-09-0625 (4-7-10) found that common law punitive damages are not available in action by estate of deceased nursing home resident based on Survival Act for willful and wanton violations of Nursing Home Care Act. Neither statute nor equitable considerations warrant such remedy. This case will impact nursing home law damages.