Washington’s Vulnerable Adult Statute
There are many reasons for the increase in jury awards in long term care cases. The population is aging. Jurors of the current generation are more likely to be elderly or have elderly parents. There is also probably an increasing “lottery” mentality among some jurors. However, there is no question that the Vulnerable Adult Statute is also playing a significant role in raising both jury awards and defense costs in long term care cases. View full article (PDF).