A North Carolina federal jury determined that a nursing home committed negligence that caused the deaths of three patients, with reckless disregard to their rights, and awarded their families $5.2 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
After a four-day trial, the jury determined that medical care given by nursing home Blue Ridge Health Care Center and management companies Care Virginia Management LLC and Care One LLC was grossly negligent, intentional or in reckless disregard of the rights of Del Ray Baird, Jacqueline Baird, and Elizabeth Jones.
Plaintiffs, administrators of the estates of deceased persons who were residents of North Carolina at the time of their deaths, and Samuel Kee, Sr., individually, filed the original complaint in Wake County Superior Court on December 23, 2013. On January 28, 2014, Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint. In the amended complaint plaintiffs bring state law claims for medical and/or professional negligence, ordinary corporate negligence, ordinary negligence, wrongful death, intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract, and punitive damages.
These allegations stem from the treatment and deaths of three individuals while being cared for at the Blue Ridge Health Care Center (“BRHCC”) facility at 3830 Blue Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27612. Defendant Blue Ridge of Raleigh, LLC (“Blue Ridge”) is alleged to have held the license to operate the nursing home, BHRCC, where each of
the deaths occurred in this case. See Order denying Motion to Dismiss..