Skilled Nursing Home Acquitted in Lawsuit Over Patient’s Fatal Infection: Jury Rejects $25 Million Claim

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A skilled nursing home in Jackson County has been absolved of liability in the death of a patient from a pressure ulcer, despite a $25 million compensation demand made by the plaintiffs. Geneva Miller, a resident of Timberlake Care Center in 2019, developed a buttock pressure ulcer that later led to fatal sepsis. Her granddaughters, who filed the lawsuit, alleged that the nursing staff failed to take necessary measures to prevent the avoidable wound. The plaintiffs’ attorney, Jonathan Steele, argued for significant damages due to the “egregious corporate conduct” of the … Read more