$42 Million Settlement For Nursing Home Neglect Death

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Nursing Home Abuse In Kentucky Leads To Death

Nets $42.75 Million Settlement

92 year old nursing home resident Joseph Clint Offutt, of Madisonville, Kentucky, was the victim of nursing home abuse, and elder neglect. The nursing home in which he lived failed to provide him with adequate hydration, despite his having a feeding tube, and he died of dehydration.

Mr. Offutt’s family filed a wrongful death suit against Harborside of Madisonville (later renamed Hillside Villa Care and Rehabilitation Center), and Sunbridge Healthcare Corp., the corporate owner. After a three week trial a jury awarded an astonishing $42.75 million to the family of Mr. Offutt.

Do You Suspect Neglect Or Abuse Of Your Loved One?

The Consumer Justice Group has nursing home abuse attorneys in all 50 states, and they specialize in fighting the big corporations that own most nursing homes. Your chance of getting a settlement for nursing home neglect, or abuse, is much greater when you have a lawyer who knows the intricacies of the elder care system. Contact us today, either by filling out the form to the right, or by calling us at 800-887-6852. Our lawyers will give you a free case evaluation and let you know how we can help. 

If you suspect someone is suffering from elder abuse in a nursing home, please learn the signs of nursing home abuse, and if necessary file a complaint to the relevant agencies.  You can see how your state ranks in nursing home oversight, because the more you know, the more you can do to protect your loved one.

The attorneys of the Consumer Justice Group have helped dozens of people get a settlement for nursing home neglect, and we are here to help you, too. Don’t wait any longer. If you suspect something, call us at 800-887-6852 for a free consultation, and we’ll do what we can to help.