$2.7M Dollar Arbitration Award in TN Nursing Home Case
A nursing home company doing business in TN received a $2.7M arbitration award last week. The case stemmed from the development of wounds on the resident’s heel and coccyx. The arbitration was heard by a panel of three and Judge Lee Duggan (ret.) of Houston, TX completed the verdict form. Of particular note were awards for punitive damages ($1.5M) and attorney’s fees under the TN Adult Protection Act (TAPA) ($400K). Plaintiff’s counsel was Marks Balette & Giesel, Houston, TX.