RHEAETTA F. WILSON ET AL. v. AMERICARE SYSTEMS, INC., ET AL. (Tenn. Ct. January 6, 2012)
Decedent's next of kin filed this wrongful death action against an assisted living facility, two nurses, and the facility's management company for failure to provide proper care and treatment. This appeal concerns only the jury verdict and judgment finding the management company directly liable for failure to provide adequate staff at the assisted living facility. We find no material evidence to support a conclusion that any staffing deficiency proximately caused the decedent's death. We therefore reverse the judgment finding direct liability on the part of the management company.
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