Family wins $4.85 million for nursing home death
Article published June 29, 2010
Family wins $4.85 million for nursing home
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
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
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