Combs v. Hazard Nursing Home Hazard KY - Defense Verdict

Resident fell from her wheelchair and sustained a fractured neck (C1).  Resident died 5 days after the fall.  Plaintiffs sued the nursing facility for failing to protect her and prevent her from falling.  The case was tried and the jury returned a verdict for the defense.  The record shows no evidence of a plaintiff expert and the defense relied on her family doctor who testified it she suffered died due to a longstanding problem of heart disease.  Plaintiffs pursued punitive damages but lost the claim on directed verdict.  The jury came back 10-2 in favor of the defense and the case has been appealed.

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