A judge in Wilkinson County, Ga., has awarded $64.6 million to a man who claimed he was beaten by several employees in a personal-care home. Media outlets report that in January, Judge William Prior issued the final judgment against the owners of the Total Care Personal Care Home in Gordon and 10 employees. The lawsuit had been filed in November by Betty Gill, the mother of Joseph Cason Jr.
The complaint says Cason, who is mentally disabled, was “repeatedly and sadistically beaten and otherwise abused by employees” in November 2013. A surveillance camera recorded the abuse. It was alleged that Total Care employees took Cason to cast a vote for a person, who was directly connected to Total Care, in the Gordon city election despite his mental incapability to vote.
This sort of activity that occurred in the case should never be tolerated and in this case it wasn’t by Judge Prior. However, the persons involved in beating the man should also be prosecuted in the criminal courts.
Source: Insurance Journal
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