Friday, November 5, 2010

Death in Georgia Nursing Home Leads to $43.5 Million Award

A jury recently ordered a lawyer and a nursering home operator in Sandy Springs, Georgia to pay a staggering $43.5 million award in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of 80-year-old Morris Ellison, who died in the company’s Rome, Georgia assisted care facility in April 2007. Before his death, Ellison had suffered several broken bones and was also severely malnourished and dehydrated. The suit alleges that one of the financial officers of the company had embezzled funds from the facility, to such an extent that the nursing home could not afford to maintain an adequate staff.

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