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Our Nursing Home Abuse Verdicts

Our firm has recorded several landmark verdicts.

2 Million+ Jury Verdict for Assault

A Middlesex Superior Court Jury of 12 just awarded this Verdict to Hamill's client after a two week trial:

From the Court:
" JUDGMENT on jury verdict for plaintiff(s), Jeanne Stanford POA:
It is ORDERED and ADJUDGED: That the plaintiff, Jeanne Stanford POA recover of the defendant(s), Kindred Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation-Marlborough, Kindred Nursing Centers East, L.L.C., Kindred Healthcare Operating, Inc. the sum of $2,014,000.00 with interest thereon from 01/23/2012 to 12/18/2013 in the sum of $460,189.23 as provided by law, and its costs of action. (Paul D. Wilson, Justice). 12/18/2013"

 

Two Nursing Home Verdicts against Kindred: $750,000 for emotional distress damages

Two patients were treated inhumanely at a local Nursing Home. We brought a suit to hold the Nursing Home accountable. The nursing home did not treat these cases seriously at first only offering to settle one case for $10,000. Other law firms had rejected these cases as having no or very low 'economic value'.

On June 4 two Plaintiffs represented by Hamill Law office were awarded verdicts in Nursing Home Abuse cases:

Client Clara H. was a 105 Nursing Home patient who we were able to prove was changed 'roughly' and inappropriately by a certified nurse aid. The Judge found that the abusive change was 'not isolated' and awarded her estate $300,000 for verbal and physical abuse causing emotional distress. There was no seperate claim for personal injuries.

Jim H. was an 86 year old Nursing Home patient who was also changed 'roughly' in a manner that was painful and inappropriate. The Judge found that the abusive change was 'not isolated' and awarded his estate $450,000 for verbal and physical abuse causing emotional distress. There was no seperate claim for personal injuries.

Both clients had been dementia patients who were deceased at the time of trial. Both Verdicts were against Kindred Healthcare in Franklin,MA.

These verdicts were significant because they were awarded without a showing evidence of physical injuries; that is they were essentially awards for EMOTIONAL DISTRESS ONLY claims WITHOUT SEPARATE Claims for personal injuries. They included damages for the loss of dignity suffered by these helpless dementia patients at the hands of a Franklin/Kindred staff member.

What the Judges say:

Here is what the presiding Judge said about Attorney Hamill in his written decision awarding damages:

"..Attorney Hamill provided exemplary and professional
representation throughout the trial..."

For a sampling of other Verdicts we have won for our clients click here: Verdicts

 

 

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