A nursing home sued for wrongful death could not enforce an arbitration clause in its admissions contract, the New Mexico Court of Appeals has ruled in affirming judgment.
The son of a nursing home patient who died after falling down a staircase while strapped in her wheelchair has been awarded $200 million against a Florida facility.
A West Virginia jury awarded the son of a woman who died of severe dehydration after a brief stay in a nursing home $91.5 million, including an $80 million punitive damages award.
“It was like a house of horrors,” plaintiffs’ attorney Michael J. Fuller said of the facility where 87-year-old Dorothy Douglas was admitted in 2009, only to die a few weeks later.
Walter Polomski died in 2008 after choking on a golf ball-sized meatball at a nursing care facility. His family had to relive that nightmare during the ensuing negligence trial.
But in trying to get answers as to who was ultimately responsible, John M. Perrin, the attorney for Polomski’s estate, was having nightmares of his own.
A nursing home sued for wrongful death could not enforce a limitation of remedies clause in its admissions contract that required arbitration and precluded punitive damages, the Florida Supreme Court has ruled in reversing judgment.
A West Virginia jury has awarded the son of a woman who died of severe dehydration after a brief stay in a nursing home $91.5 million, including an $80 million punitive damages award.
A Michigan jury has awarded $725,000 in damages to a respiratory therapy manager at a Detroit-based nursing facility who claimed that her cooperation in a state investigation was the basis for her firing.
Nursing homes can’t enforce arbitration clauses in their admission contracts when sued for negligently causing the death of a resident, West Virginia’s highest court has ruled.
A claim for punitive damages in a nursing home neglect case abated with the death of the resident who allegedly suffered injuries as the result of inadequate care, the Illinois Supreme Court has ruled in affirming judgment.