A California jury sent a strong message to Parkview Healthcare Center in Hayward and Mariner Health Care, its parent company, that chronic understaffing and fraudulent record-keeping will not be tolerated. Ten nursing home residents were awarded $8.9 million in punitive damages on top of $4.6 million in compensatory and wrongful death damages awarded at trial in a lawsuit involving neglect, negligence and repeated violations of residents’ rights. The jury sided unanimously with the residents, finding that the rights violations, neglect and negligence were committed with fraud. At trial, the residents were represented by Susan Kang Gordon of the Law Office of Susan Kang Gordon, Jennifer Fiore of Fiore Achermann, and Jody Moore of Johnson Moore.
Read the Mercury News coverage: Hayward nursing home, parent company must pay almost $20 million for neglecting patients, jury says