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Nursing home neglect and abuse yields huge damage award

Tue, 12 Feb 2013 17:46:38 CST
By: AP

A jury has penalized the former owner of an Illinois nursing home almost $29 million in damages. Jurors found the facility provided poor to non-existent care to Medicare and Medicaid patients and filed false claims. The jury in U.S. District Court in Urbana ruled against Jacob Graff of Beverly Hills, Calif. Jurors found some patients at Momence Meadows Nursing Center in Momence weren't given prescribed medications and sat or slept in their own waste. Graff sold the home in 2006. Two nurses working at the home filed the 2004 lawsuit. Matt Farmer is their attorney. He expects the verdict will be appealed. The home's current owners were not implicated.

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