A Florida jury has awarded $114 million in compensatory and punitive damages to the family of a woman who was victimized, and eventually killed, by nursing home abuse and negligence. Juanita Jackson, 76, died July 6, 2003, after a stay at Integrated Health Services in Auburndale, FL. She was injured after a fall, and then dealt with further complications including bedsores, malnutrition, dehydration, and intentional overmedication.
The judgement came as a default judgement since Integrated Health Services , after years of litigation, stopped participating in the case. On July 7th, a jury awarded what is believed to be the biggest verdict ever in Polk County. Juanita’s family, three daughters and a son, issued the following statement:
“We are proud that we fought for our mom, and we are glad that people recognized the suffering she went through. We hope this will help make sure no one else has to go through such a horrible experience”.
Nursing Home Abuse and the Mininno Law Office
Juanita Jackson died because of negligent and abusive care provided by Integrated Health Services. Unfortunately, this is not the only case of it’s kind. Nursing Homes in our area of New Jersey are also providing this kind of heartless and detrimental care to residents of nursing homes.
If you or a loved one have been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact the New Jersey Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys at the Mininno Law Office. You could also call us at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia. Let us work to get you the compensation you derserve.