Month: October 2009

HensonFuerst Partner Anne Duvoisin Speaks at the AAJ Litigation Seminar

HensonFuerst Partner Anne Duvoisin was a speaker at the American Advocates for Justice nursing home litigation seminar in Chicago, Illinois this past weekend.  Her topic related to nursing home ownership transparency and accountability.  For a complete listing of seminar topics , click on the link below: Agenda

Everhart v. O'Charley's

Our  Court of Appeals upheld a punitive damages award against a business for putting self-protection from litigation ahead of customer safety as a matter of policy.  In so holding, the Court wrote: “This evidence, viewed in the light most favorable to Ms.Everhart, shows that, although Mr. Witherspoon knew Ms. Everharthad ingested some unknown substance that …

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Another Tort Reform Idea

Encourage your senators and representatives in Congress to vote for the Nursing Home Transparency Act, w hich will require nursing home owners to identify themselves.  For years, the nursing home industry has dodged its responsibility to nursing home patients by hiding who the owners and operators are.  Only a person or company with a license …

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Arbitration Panel Awards Over Two Million Dollars to Elderly Woman in Tennessee

An arbitration panel awarded over 2 million dollars on behalf of an elderly woman residing in a Mariner nursing home in Tennessee. The plaintiff successfully contended that the legal entities were each other’s alter egos. The elderly woman developed pressure sores and languished in her own wastes for lengthy periods of time because there was …

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