$7.5M awarded in nursing home suit
Laurel jury finds in favor of Grace Fugate in 6-year-old court case
CORBIN â€” By Carl Keith Greene / Staff Writer
â€œThis vindicates me. This vindicates me. They canâ€™t say I lied, anymore,â€ Grace Fugate told her lawyer as they hugged at Fugateâ€™s Laurel Heights apartment.
Annette Morgan said when the news was broken, â€œShe grabbed me and hugged me, threw her arms around me and started to cry.â€
Morgan had represented Fugate in a three-day trial in Laurel circuit court.
After 90 minutes of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict charging Corbinâ€™s Hillcrest Nursing Home $383,097.95 for past medical expenses, $766,195.90 for future medical expenses and $1 million for past and future physical, mental and emotional pain and suffering.
Fugate was also awarded $5 million in punitive damages.
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