Verdict for family of Juanita Jackson, 76, of Winter Haven, who died in 2003, is one of largest ever by a Polk County jury.
By Jason Geary
Last Modified: Thursday, July 22, 2010 at 12:10 a.m.
“A Florida jury has ordered a local nursing home to pay $114 million to the family of a 76-year-old woman who was allegedly abused while staying at the home, and that abuse led to her death. According to the lawsuit, Juanita Jackson suffered “pressure sores, overmedication, malnourishment and dehydration” during her stay at Integrated Health Services in Auburndale, Fla. The jury awarded $14 million in damages and $100 million in punitive damages to Jackson’s family.”
The Ledger 07/22/2010