A nursing home negligence case in New Jersey ended last week with a $13.2 million award to a former resident's family.
The case involved an 87 year old woman, who was admitted to the Alaris Health at Harborview facility in Jersey City for short-term rehabilitation after falling at home and dislocating a shoulder. Over the course of about 90 days the patient developed large Stage IV ulcers, lost 20 pounds, underwent numerous wound debridements, multiple bone shavings and a colostomy --- conditions and treatments that attorneys said were "unnecessary and preventable." She died on Feb. 27, 2010.
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