JURY FINDS NURSING HOME LIABLE FOR RESIDENT’S DEATH
A Missouri jury has ordered the owner-operator of two nursing facilities to pay more than $3 million to the estate of a former patient who died in 2004. The verdict stems from a lawsuit alleging that the nursing staff at Barry Manor and White Oak Manor nursing homes was negligent and failed to properly care for the resident.
The jury ruled that the nursing homes failed to provide adequate staffing, didn’t attend to the resident’s bedsores or turn and reposition him to prevent the problem. They also found the staff didn’t properly treat the resident’s wounds and no one monitored his condition or alerted a physician when his condition worsened.
The jury awarded the estate $500,000 in compensatory damages and more than $2.5 million in punitive damages. Bravo!!