One of the highest awards in Connecticut history was recently awarded to the family of a nursing home resident who died ten days after choking at the facility. The jury verdict in the wrongful death lawsuit amounted to $2.5 million. The victim, age 93, was supposed to be on a soft food diet; however, a nursing home employee gave him regular food. He choked and by the time he was discovered, he had already lost a great deal of oxygen and left severely brain dead.
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