The family of Juanita Jackson, 76, was awarded a $114 million in a case of nursing home abuse and neglect that caused her death.
Jackson was moved to a Florida nursing home in March of 2003 for rehabilitation. According to the lawsuit, the nursing home knew that Jackson was a fall risk but did not take preventative measures to protect her. Jackson suffered a serious fall after being at the nursing home only two weeks and suffered a traumatic brain injury and fractures to her upper arm.
Jackson never recovered from the fall and she developed bedsores and suffered malnutrition and dehydration before she died.
In Washington State, the family of a person whose death is caused by a negligence or wrongful act of another may file a wrongful death lawsuit to seek compensation on behalf of their deceased loved one. The Farber Law Group has more than 30 years experience representing victims of nursing home abuse and neglect.