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Friday, March 12, 2010

Killer Nurse Must Pay $95 Million in Wrongful Death Suit

A Pennsylvania jury awarded $95 million to the families of eight people who were murdered by a nurse practicing in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area. The nurse is widely considered to be one of the most prolific killers in the history of the U.S. health care industry.

Charles Cullen is currently serving a life sentence in New Jersey for the murder of 29 patients at local area hospitals. It is believed that he actually killed more than 40 people in total, although he has only been charged with the murder of 29. The eight victims associated with the current wrongful death lawsuit all died at St. Luke's Hospital between 2000 and 2002.

Cullen never responded to the wrongful death lawsuit, and he did not make any attempts to defend himself in court. As a result, the judge ruled that he was responsible for the eight deaths in question. The ensuing three day trial was conducted for the purposes of determining the damage award.

Unfortunately for the victims' families, Cullen is broke and most likely will not be able to make good on the $95 million damage award against him. However, as part of the terms of damage award, the victims' families will be able to claim any money Cullen may earn in the future if he chooses to pursue a book or movie deal related to his story.

If you have lost a loved one due to the negligent actions of another, please contact the experienced wrongful death attorneys at The Cochran Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve clients nationwide.


posted by Benjamin A. Irwin at 10:07 AM

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