Four years after the death of Mary Opal Moore, her family is finally finding peace. A jury found Superior Care Nursing Homes Inc. at fault for gross negligence and failure to provide proper care. The Moore family was compensated $2.2-million against Superior Care. $1,650,000 is for punitive damages, $570,834 is for pain and suffering, and $17,196 is for medical expenses.
The lawsuit states Mary lived at the Paducah nursing home from December 2014 to March 2015. The family chose Superior Care because they had a memory care unit. On Saturday, March 21, 2015, the nursing home called John and said he needed to pick up his mom because she was being forced out of the facility.
It happened at same time as the family was trying to switch Mary over to Medicaid, which meant less revenue for Superior Care. Now we know that was the reason. Three weeks after leaving the facility, Mary died. The family had to relive those final weeks in the courtroom during a five-day trial.
“The decision to put someone in a nursing home is not an easy decision for any family,” Jennifer says. “But when you do that and you are told by the nursing home that your grandmother is a perfect fit and they can take care of her, you trust that nursing home to do just that.”