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Date: 02-27-1998

Case Style: Ward v Trusted Health Resources, Inc.,

Case Number: CV-94-4297

Judge: Unknown

Court: Suffolk County Superior Court

Plaintiff's Attorney: Timothy G. Lynch, Boston Mass.

Defendant's Attorney: Unknown

Description: Defendant's aide murdered a patient. Plaintiff claimed that defendant was negligent in failing to check the criminal background of the aide.

Outcome: Verdict for Plaintiff for $26.5 millon, including $18 millon punitive damages.

Plaintiff's Experts: Norman Bates, hiring criteria, Sudbury, Massachusetts, hiring criteria.

Defendant's Experts: Alvin Chansky, Quincy,Massachusetts, hiring criteria; Margaret Monroe, Boston, Massachusetts, hiring criteria; and Lawrence Fennelly, Milton, Massachusetts, foreseeability.

Comments: None

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