After a five-day trial, a Salt Lake jury today returned a wrongful death verdict of $125,000 in the matter of Rashauna Kirkland v. Harmony Home Health, #140901757 (Third District Court for Salt Lake County, Salt Lake Division, Hon. Keith Kelly)

See my earlier blog post for the facts of this wrongful death case.

In its Special Verdict, the jury awarded $75,000 to the Estate of Nedra Kirkland on the survival action ($30,000 for non-economic damages, and $45,000 in medical bills) as well as $50,000 to a surviving daughter, Rashauna Kirkland.

However, the jury also found a non-party, LabCorp, to be at 30% fault, meaning that the net recoverable award will be around $87,500, plus prejudgment interest on the medical bills.

I’ll speak with counsel later, and see if there are any more details of interest.

Plaintiff’s counsel: Jared Stubbs and Stephanie O’Brien of MacArthur Heder Metler, Provo

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