Family wins $4.85 million for nursing home death

Article published June 29, 2010

Family wins $4.85 million for nursing home
death

Doctor, nurses found negligent in Monroe


MONROE – The family of a Newport, Mich., man who
died in 2002 of a morphine overdose while undergoing physical therapy at
a local nursing home has won a $4.85 million civil judgment against the
facility.

A three-week medical malpractice trial against Mercy Memorial Nursing
Center in Frenchtown Township ended Friday with the jury finding that a
doctor and nurses were negligent in the death of Burr Needham.

The Wayne County medical examiner said the May 2, 2002, death of Mr.
Needham was caused by acute morphine intoxication and ruled his death a
homicide.

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