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Georgia’s Court of Appeals affirms decision denying arbitration in nursing home case
Plaintiff : Emma Wingo Defendants : Cartersville Heights Care and Rehabilitation Center Description : The Georgia Court of Appeals refused to allow nursing home defendants to enforce an arbitration agreement signed during a nursing home resident’s admission process that designed the National Arbitration Forum (“NAF”) to be the arbitrator and that the...
U.S. Supreme Court upholds judgment in nursing home case
Plaintiff: Margaretha Sauer Defendant: Advocat, Inc. Amount: $26.4 Million (final judgment) Alleged Injuries: Neglect by nursing home leading to medical malpractice, tort of outrage, breach of contract, wrongful death after a woman suffered dehydration, malnutrition bedsores, contractures and infections in a nursing home Description: The United States Supreme Court...
Tennessee Court of Appeals upholds nursing home verdict
Plaintiff: Cheatum Myers Defendant: National Healthcare Corporation, McMinnville Amount: $4.1 million Alleged Injuries: Negligence, gross negligence, medical malpractice, and violation of the Tennessee Adult Protection Act that caused the plaintiff to suffer multiple falls with fractures, a Stage IV pressure sore, leg contractures and infection. Description: The...
Florida Court of Appeals upholds nursing home verdict
Plaintiff:  Walter Spilman Defendant: Beverly Enterprises-Florida, Inc. d/b/a Eastbrooke Health Care Center Amount: $2.7 Million (jury verdict) Alleged Injuries: Neglect by nursing home leading to infected bedsores and death Description: Walter Spilman was literally allowed to rot to death while in residence at a nursing home. Infected bedsores, so deep that his...

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