The family of a teenage boy who died at a care facility has been awarded more than $10 million in damages by a jury in a case involving the boy’s death. The victim, 15-year-old Kevin Barr, died at a Lonika’s Home Inc., care facility in 2012 after staff failed to give him his anti-seizure medication and then delayed calling 911 when they found him unresponsive. The jury awarded $4.5 million in punitive damages to Kevin’s family in the second phase of the trial. Earlier the family was awarded $5.7 million for compensatory damages. The punitive award brings the total verdict amount to $10.2 million. The jury found that Lonika’s Homes was negligent in employing a caregiver with no CPR or emergency response training.
Source: Insurance Journal
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