Damages

Misconduct at historic nursing home was not malicious, $6 million verdict should be overturned, lawyer tells appeals court

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A $5.75 million verdict against the former administrator and board members of a historic nursing home should be thrown out because their misconduct was not malicious, a lawyer argued before a federal appeals court this week.

Florida jury hands down $1.1 billion award in nursing home lawsuit

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A jury has awarded $1.1 billion in damages to the family of a Florida woman who received poor nursing home care prior to her death in 2007. The amount is believed to be one of the highest ever leveled against a nursing home.

Illinois' high court rules against medical malpractice caps

An Illinois Supreme Court ruling on medical malpractice caps could have national implications. It found that caps on damages are unconstitutional.