A West Palm Beach, Fla., nursing home was held liable by a Palm Beach Circuit Court jury on Friday for failing to ensure that a resident’s end-of-life wishes as outlined in a living will were fulfilled by her caregivers.
A nine-member jury awarded the estate of Madeline Neumann $150,000 for damages incurred when the 92-year-old was transported to a hospital and forcefully intubated against the will’s directives. Neumann died in 1995, six days after she arrived at the hospital.
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