Against the State of Missouri due to care givers at the state-run Northwest Habilitation Center who failed to provide the required supervision of a 24-year-old man with significant developmental disabilities and the eating disorder pica. The neglect led to the young man’s death. The settlement was the maximum allowed by law at the time.
For the family of a patient who died while under the care of a mental-health center.
For a Missouri woman who formed bed sores due to the neglect of a nursing home facility and its staff.
For the parents of a three month old infant who died due to the negligence of a day care provider. A daycare provider placed a three-month old infant on a sofa and then left her unattended for at least 30 minutes. While unattended on the soft, unsecured surface the infant rolled onto her stomach and suffocated. On the day of the infant’s death, the daycare provider also violated Missouri law by having too many children in her care.
For a patient who acquired bed sores while under the care of a nursing home.