On September 1, 2010, we posted a blog about a $677 million dollar nursing home abuse verdict against Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc.
The verdict came after a number of nursing homes owned by Skilled Healthcare were shown to be understaffed, causing abusive and negligent events within the long term care facilities they operated.
Last week, attorneys agreed to a settlement of $50 million for all plaintiffs involved in the case. Though the final amount is significantly smaller than what the jury awarded, it is a good sign to plaintiffs that they will actuallty receive their money.
It is highly unlikely that Skilled Healthcare Group, Inc. would have been able to pay out the enormous original sum.
Juries are becoming more and more sensitive to cases of nursing home abuse. Verdicts in recent abuse cases throughout the country have been quite large, which says something for how people feel about the way our elderly sick are being treated.
Nursing home care seems to be taking a severe downward plunge, and unless these facilities start to pay for their mistakes, change will not come.
Nursing Home Abuse in NJ and PA: Mininno Law Office
The nursing home abuse attorneys at the Mininno Law Office are dedicated to fighting for those wronged by abusive and negligent treatment in the nation’s nursing homes.
If you or a loved one have been negatively affected by nursing home abuse or negligence, please contact the Mininno Law Office and get a free case evaluation. You can also call for a free consultation at (856) 833-0600 in New Jersey, or (215) 567-2380 in Philadelphia.
We will fight to get you the settlement that you deserve.