$14 Million Jury Verdict In Nursing Home Neglect Lawsuit

There has been a $14 million jury verdict in a Massachusetts nursing home neglect lawsuit.

The verdict and alleged nursing home abuse in the case of Genevieve Calandro, a 90-year-old woman who died in August 2008, is discussed in the July 24, 2014 Boston Globe article titled “Jury awards $14 million in 2008 death.”

An excerpt from the article:

By the time Genevieve Calandro was rushed to the hospital after falling out of her wheelchair at a Danvers nursing home, doctors found a festering pressure sore on her back, acute appendicitis, a urinary tract infection so severe it had invaded her blood stream, kidney failure, uncontrolled diabetes, and severe dehydration.

Despite treatment, the infections prevailed, and the 90-year-old woman died a month later, in August 2008.

The $14 million verdict was comprised of $12.5 million for punitive damages and a $1.4 million compensatory award.

Additional details and possible updates can be seen in the Boston Globe article mentioned above, as well as the July 25 McKnight’s article titled “Jury hands down $14 million negligent care verdict to ‘send message’ to nursing homes” and the July 24 pressherald.com article titled “Jury awards $14 million in Massachusetts nursing home verdict.”


Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the Elman Joseph Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its litigation (court trial) capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

To immediately speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Joseph Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.  

Elman Joseph Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.