Congratulations to the team at Boller & Vaughan LLC and their clients on this outstanding jury verdict. A Dunn County, Wisconsin jury found that the plaintiff, a 34-year-old developmentally disabled adult confined to a wheelchair with the mental capacity of a 5-year-old contracted a pressure sore down to the bone as well as a bone infection as the result of negligent care provided by the Aurora Residential Alternatives CBRF (community based residential facility).
Unlicensed staff treated the wound for months before the plaintiff was taken to an emergency room. Further, the plaintiff’s mother and primary care physician were NEVER notified of the problem.
The jury awarded $195K for past medical expenses, $850K for past pain and suffering, $500K in punitive damages against the facility and $2MM in punitive damages against the parent company that owned this facility along with approximately 90 others in the state. Read the entire article recently featured in the Leader-Telegram. It is believed that this is the largest verdict in Wisconsin in a CBRF case.
Boller & Vaughan LLC offices from Madison, Wisconsin and focuses the practice on all types of injury claims with more than 30 years of experience. Both founding partners Matthew Boller and Michele Vaughan work tirelessly to insure that those injured due to the negligence of others receive fair and just compensation. To read more about other outstanding case results by the firm, click here.
It is a privilege and pleasure for Advocate Capital, Inc. to support the important work done by trial lawyers who are not afraid to challenge big insurance carriers by allowing our civil jury system to decide what fair compensation is for injuries caused by negligence.
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