Resident's Rights

Judge knocks $4 million off nursing home penalty, cites 'inflammatory' evidence

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A jury that awarded $5.2 million to the plaintiffs in a nursing home negligence case was swayed by inflammatory evidence and testimony, according to Faulkner County Circuit Court Judge Mike Maggio, who oversaw the proceedings. Maggio reduced the award by 81%, to $1 million, in a July 11 ruling.