Nursing Home Liability

We represented a 78 year old woman who was a resident of a nursing home owned and operated by a national operator. Our client’s health was very poor and she was in considerable pain. Upon the request of family, a nurse administered Morphine and the woman died instantaneously in the presence of several family members. Our investigation proved the nursing staff administered 20 milligrams of Morphine instead of the prescribed 2 milligrams. The case was vigorously litigated by the firm and defended by the nursing home attorneys. After a full trial before an arbitrator, the firm obtained a judgment in the amount of $905,000. Thomas J. Wynn, Catherine M. Douglas and Richard Martone handled this case.

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