Fayette County Jury Awards Over $1M in Nursing Home Case KY
A Fayette Circuit Court jury ruled Monday that Lexington’s Cambridge Place Nursing Home should pay more than $1 million in damages to a resident who fell and was found severely injured in an equipment storage room.
Irene Hendrix was found in January 2009 after she went missing while moving up and down the hall in a Merry Walker, a type of walker that includes a seat. She had broken bones in her face, there was bleeding in her brain, and she had a 4-centimeter cut on her forehead, a cut on her lip and a swollen eye, according to state documents.
Hendrix, who was in her late 80s at the time and who had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, had to be hospitalized. She has since moved to another nursing home.