RI Supreme Court rules in favor of patient killed by nurse overdose.
Posted By McIntyre Tate LLP
Elder law advocates are hailing a recent Rhode Island Supreme Court which overturned a Superior Court's denial of a deceased estate's claim against Health Haven Center of Greenville. The estate alleged that Pearl Archambeault died as a result of a nurse providing a medication overdose to the patient. The nursing home's insurer denied coverage alleging that the nursing home was self-insured for the first $2 million in damages. The Supreme Court ruled that the self-insured exclusion was "invalid" and the insurer is obligated to the Archambealt's estate. Peloquin v. Health Havens.