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Kovarik, D’Avanzo Secure Defense Verdict in $1.85M Nursing Home Care Act Dispute

January 27, 2020

In a rare trial win for a nursing home, Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Andrew J. Kovarik and Matthew P. D’Avanzo, obtained a verdict for the defense in a Nursing Home Care Act case.  In this case, the plaintiff alleged that she developed a wound at the defendant’s facility and there was no documentation assessing the wound before the plaintiff was sent to the hospital from the nursing home. The plaintiff requested damages of $1.85 million in this Nursing Home Care Act dispute for alleged pain and suffering, disability and emotional distress.  The defense argued that the appropriate interventions were put in place and implemented for the resident and that the wound that developed was unavoidable.  After a 90 minute deliberation, the jury returned with a verdict for the defense.

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