Monday, March 09, 2015

Jury awards $5.2 million for nursing home negligence

Faulkner jury awards $5.2 million in nursing home negligence case

Faulkner County jury returned a unanimous verdict last night that the Greenbrier Nursing and Rehabilitation Center had been negligent in treatment of Martha Bull, 76, who died at the nursing home April 7, 2008 after staff failed to act on a doctor's orders to get her transferred to a hospital emergency room for treatment of severe abdominal pain.
It set damages for pain, suffering and mental anguish at $5.2 million, according to Bull's attorney, Thomas Buchanan of Little Rock. 
The jury found the nursing home guilty of negligence, medical malpractice and violation of residents rights, but it did not specifically find that the nursing home caused Bull's death.