Jury awards $1.4M in death of man at Utah care facility

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PROVO, Utah (AP) — A jury has ordered a former nurse and a Provo care facility to pay $1.4 million for the death of a man who was given the wrong medications.

The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1FdGfuv ) that 71-year-old Jack Adams, of Spanish Fork, died in 2010 two days after his nurse Camille Jensen reportedly gave him multiple medications meant for another patient. She then altered records to cover up her mistake.

Attorneys for Adams' family say Provo Rehabilitation and Nursing informed the family about the mistake after the man's funeral but denied responsibility and billed the family for nursing services.

Criminal charges were never filed against Jensen. The civil lawsuit against the care facility claimed that the company acted recklessly in assigning Jensen, who was not informed on how to properly treat Adams.


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