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Date: April 25, 2019
Subject: Jury awards $42.5 million in damages after neglect in assisted living facility.

In what one elder abuse advocate says is the largest verdict of its kind in Sacramento history, a jury has awarded $42.5 million in punitive and compensatory damages to the family of a woman who died after being sent to live in Eskaton’s assisted living facility in Orangevale.

The verdict – $35 million in punitive damages awarded late Thursday on top of $7 million in compensatory damages awarded last week – comes seven years after 77-year-old Barbara Lovenstein died because of what her family attorneys say was routine drugging of the woman with the prescription drug Ativan without her consent.

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