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Lawsuit Against Syracuse Nursing Home Settles for $5.5 Million

Some former residents of the James Square nursing home will be getting checks in the mail soon now that a judge has approved a $5.5 million settlement of a class action lawsuit against the troubled facility’s owners.

The settlement was approved today in Onondaga County Supreme Court. The lawsuit, filed 3 ½ years ago, claimed that short-staffing at the nursing home harmed residents, some of whom were left lying in their own feces and urine for hours.

“It’s a good measure of justice for the families,” said Jeremiah Frei-Pearson, a lawyer who filed the suit. “Although nothing can compensate some people for the losses they have suffered, I’m hopeful it gives closure to the community.”

Read the source article at syracuse.com

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