Punitive Damages

Jury hands down $14 million negligent care verdict to 'send message' to nursing homes

Jury hands down $14 million negligent care verdict to 'send message' to nursing homes

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A Massachusetts jury has awarded $14 million to the family of a nursing home resident who died due to a pressure ulcer, dehydration and other conditions linked to negligent care, according to local news reports.

Chair-lift death might hit SNF

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A Colorado facility might have to pay punitive damages because a supervisor put the wrong safety clip on a lift that malfunctioned and led to a resident's death, a federal court recently ruled.

Court upholds $5.75 million verdict against former nursing home officers, board members

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A $5.75 million verdict will stand and there will be no new trial in the case against officers and board members of a former Pennsylvania nursing home, a federal judge recently ruled.

Federal appeals court upholds $101 million Ventas verdict

A federal appeals court in Louisville has upheld a $101 million damages award in favor of the real estate investment trust Ventas in its lawsuit against HCP Inc.