Mealey's Elder Law - Insufficient Evidence Of Recklessness To Support Elder Abuse Claim, Panel Affirms

SANTA ANA, Calif. - A California appeals panel on July 12 affirmed a lower court's decision to grant a skilled nursing facility owner's motion for judgment notwithstanding a jury's verdict against it as to an elder abuse claim, finding that there is insufficient evidence of recklessness to support the claim (Donna Cochrum v. Costa Victoria Healthcare, LLC, et al., No. G052934, Calif. App., 4th Dist., Div. 3, 2018 Cal. App. Unpub. LEXIS 4766).
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