Abuse of Woman at Nursing Home not Investigated; $7.75 Million Jury Verdict

Bachman, Radha V.; Reilly, Sean; Kicklighter, Leilani
August 2010
Healthcare Risk Management;Aug2010 Supplement, p1
An elderly woman was allegedly abused by employees at a nursing home. The woman's family repeatedly complained to management, who failed to investigate the issue. After more than a year of unaddressed complaints, the family installed a hidden camera in the room. Footage from the camera reveals multiple instances of staff abuse. A jury verdict was awarded in favor of the plaintiff in the amount of $7.75 million.


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