Archive for July 23rd, 2010

$114M Verdict in Nursing Home Abuse Case

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

The other day we read a great article on the Chicago Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog. About 7 years ago, a 76 year old woman livingin a nursing home in Florida died. Two weeks after movign into the IHS facility in Auburndale, Florida, Juanita Jackson suffered a fall, breaking her arm and causing severe head injuries.

Juanita Jackson remained in the facility for only a few months. By May, she had several bedsores and showed signs of malnurishment. Her family removed her from the home but she died early in July.

The family alledges that Ms. Jackson had always been at risk of falling and that the nursing home did not take proper precautions. They contend that Juanita Jackson would not have died had she not fallen and suffered from the subsequent health issues associated with that fall.

Nursing home negligence is a huge deal, and fall risks are not uncommon. Whether or not the nursing home was at fault is no longer a question, as the $114 million judgement clearly showcases.