Nurses found negligent in nursing home case

A Michigan family has been awarded $4.85 million in a nursing home abuse suit after the death of their family member in 2002. The man died of an morphine overdose while receiving physical therapy at a local nursing home.

A three-week trial ended with the jury finding that the nurses and doctors were negligent in the death of the 76-year-old man by being responsible for the overdose in administering morphine to the patient.

The man was in the home for physical therapy for a non displaced hip fracture. Officials said that the nurses and doctors did not have proper documentation of when the morphine was administered to the man.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of nursing home abuse, contact the Detroit nursing home abuse lawyers of Ravid & Associates, P.C. by calling 866-644-6587.