Supreme Court reinstated jury award in death

SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a jury award against the parent company of an assisted living facility in Shelbyville.

The Shelbyville Times-Gazette reported Tuesday the court ruled wrongful death damages of $300,000 against Americare Systems, Inc. will stand. The justices sent the jury's punitive award of $5 million to the Tennessee Court of Appeals for further review.

The lawsuit was filed in 2005 by the daughters of Mable Farrar over their mother's death. It claimed Farrar died as a result of two nurses at Celebration Way failing to administer prescribed medication and the negligent administration of an enema that ruptured her colon


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