Ruling opens door to punitive damages in Pennsylvania malpractice case
Jan 29, 2018
A federal judge is allowing punitive damage claims to proceed against a Pennsylvania nursing home where lawyers say a woman fell seven times before being transferred with a dislocated hip.
Jury hands down $14 million negligent care verdict to ‘send message’ to nursing homes
Jul 25, 2014
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...
Chair-lift death might hit SNF
Dec 01, 2013
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
May 24, 2013
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
May 19, 2011
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.