The family of an elderly woman who died in nursing home care has been awarded over $90 million in punitive and economic damages by a West Virginia jury. Before coming to the nursing home, the woman was able to walk with the aid of a walker and able to communicate despite her dementia.
The jury agreed with the prosecutors that the nursing home failed to properly care for and feed its patient. She had become severely dehydrated and so weak she was unable to feed herself while in the home’s care. Her son says he was given a wall of paperwork when he tried to help her.