Wilkes & McHugh Obtain $18M Verdict in Berea KY
In Berea Kentucky a jury awarded the family of a 94 yr. old woman $18 million dollars in a wrongful death suit. The verdict consisted of $4M for pain & suffering and $4.5M for their resident’s rights claim and $9.5M in punitive damages. Plaintiff’s counsel was Corey Fannin of Wilkes & McHugh. The allegations in the case included the development of stage IV wounds, infections, contractures and that the facility left residents in urine and feces as a result of short staffing in an attempt to maximize profits.