A Kentucky family will be awarded $42.75 million after the death of 92-year-old Joseph Clint, a man who died in the Harborside of Madisonville nursing home after having suffered severe neglect.
Clint was only at the nursing home for nine days, but in that time, developed dehydration and malnutrition despite using a feeding tube, bedsores, and infections that ultimately led to his death.
Offutt served in World War II and was still planting crops at age 88, Circeo said.
A stroke weakened him in 2007, and his wife of 58 years, Pearline, cared for him at home for eight months before the family realized he needed professional care.
The jury awarded $1 million for Offutt’s pain and suffering, $1.75 million for his wife’s loss and $40 million for punitive damages, according to court documents. –Lexington Herald-Leader
The degree of neglect it takes to kill someone in nine days from dehydration, malnutrition and bedsores is almost beyond comprehension. Unfortunately, nursing home neglect is all too rampant in America, with many facilities that aren’t sufficiently regulated and staff that lacks adequate training. If you or a loved one have been a victim of nursing home abuse, please email attorney Mike Ferrara. The federal government has found thousands of these cases around the country, and it is a national disgrace. There are legal remedies for you if you suspect and kind of nursing home abuse or nursing home neglect. The initial consultation with an attorney who handles nursing home abuse case is free.