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$91.5 million verdict awarded for nursing home death

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.

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Attorney fights shell game to track responsibility for death

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 ...

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Nursing home can’t limit remedies for negligence

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.

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