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Winning on causation in nursing home negligence cases

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
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  • USA
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  • August 16 2011

When a nursing home is sued in a medical negligence case, the primary line of defense is typically to show that the care provided to the resident was appropriate and did not constitute a deviation from the applicable standard of care

Victory for Mississippi nursing home

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
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  • USA
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  • May 19 2011

In February 2011, Baker Donelson attorneys Barry Ford, Davis Frye and Brad Moody defended a nursing home client in a jury trial in Jackson, Mississippi

Duplicative damages: simple negligence and medical malpractice

  • Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • March 24 2009

In 2005, a jury in McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee, rendered a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs in Smartt v. NHC HealthcareMcMinnville, LLC, awarding just over $4 million in compensatory damages and well over $29 million in punitive damages, after finding the nursing home was guilty of negligence and medical malpractice in causing injury to the resident