Linda Vick Chamberlain et al v. Jireh Home Health Care et al

Lannie Todd Kelly

Practice Area:Wrongful Death

Outcome:Jury Verdict: $1,500,000

Description:Matthew Vick was a 23-year old autistic and mentally retarded resident of the Jireh Home. He was prone to violent outbursts, and this was one of the primary reasons for his residency. Matthew became agitated one evening, and the son of the home's owners restrained Matthew until he stopped breathing. Unfortunately, this young man had not been properly trained in PMAB: The Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior. After Linda's former attorney dropped the case, Todd picked it up and decided to pursue it. Todd had once worked for that former attorney, and knew the case from his time there. Todd and his trial partner, Ron Estefan tried this case to a verdict in Fort Bend County, Texas - one of the nation's most conservative counties, whose representative to Congress was Tom DeLay.

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