A North Carolina jury awarded a $480,000 judgment when it found a Lexington nursing home responsible for the abuse and neglect of an 83 year-old Alzheimer’s disease patient. After 3 hours of deliberations, the jury unanimously decided that the Lexington nursing home owners had to pay the money to the victim and her family. The nursing home abuse and neglect resulted in numerous pressure sores on the 83 year-old’s body that eventually led her to be permanently crippled.
The woman entered the nursing home for care and rehabilitation following knee replacement surgery. Within two months, due to the nursing home’s abuse and neglect, she had lost nearly 20 pounds, was dehydrated, and suffered from multiple pressure sores.
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