The former owner of Quail Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, an Oklahoma City nursing home, must pay a woman’s family more than $1 million in damages after staff were caught abusing the woman on camera. A jury recently awarded the three daughters of 96-year-old Eryetha Mayberry $1.2 million in compensatory damages and $10,000 in punitive damages. The resident died in July 2012. Her family had installed a hidden camera in her room to see who was stealing her belongings at the facility. The camera recorded one nurse aide slapping the woman in the face while another nurse aide watched in April 2012. Both employees have been fired. The defendant in the case, Westlake Nursing Home Limited Partnership, plans to appeal.
Source: Insurance Journal
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