Litigation: Resident-On-Resident Abuse 3rd Largest Nursing Home Verdict In U.S. History

Tuesday, August 15, 2006 8:22 pm
2006: Volume 30, Number 28
Facility knew about perpetrator`s past violence

Cases of nursing home abuse most often involve poor treatment by staff members or botched medical care. But in a Texas nursing home, residents were suffering from an unexpected source of danger -- violence from other residents.

Corporate greed came back to haunt Summit Care Corp. on Feb. 22, 2006. On that day, a Bexar County, TX jury awarded Rosamarie Paradez $160 million for injuries her father, Tranquilino Mendoza, suffered while a resident at Comanche Trail Nursing Center in Big Springs, TX.

Greedy CEO Ignores Legalities

Attorneys David Marks, Jacques Balette, Henry Giessel and Jason Young, with the Houston-based firm Marks Balette & Giessel, [..]