Misconduct at historic nursing home was not malicious, $6 million verdict should be overturned, lawyer tells appeals courtMay 15, 2014
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.
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.
An Illinois Supreme Court ruling on medical malpractice caps could have national implications. It found that caps on damages are unconstitutional.