Jury award $14M in death of woman

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Middlesex County jury has awarded $14 million to the family of a 90-year-old nursing home resident who died in 2008 after being taken to the hospital suffering from a variety of untreated ailments.

Genevieve Calandro was taken to the hospital after falling out of her wheelchair at the 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. She died a month later.

The jury ruled that Radius HealthCare Center was grossly negligent. Radius has since gone out of business.

A lawyer for the company told The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1AazdTB ) that a "breach" in the standard of care Calandro received did not cause her death.


Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

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