Attorney Laura Brown recently helped the family of a DUI victim recover $16.7 million from a negligent Southlake nursing home company for allowing one of its nurses to drive home while intoxicated. According to authorities, the 43-year-old nurse’s blood-alcohol content was 0.40 when she caused the fatal car accident; an individual is considered intoxicated with a BAC level of .08 in the state of Texas.
The crash killed the 37-year-old driver of the other vehicle and injured his wife and their two children, ages 7 and 10 at the time of the crash.
The victim’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against both the intoxicated driver and the nurse’s employer, the Hamilton Healthcare Center. Not only did the nursing home, owned by Senior Living Properties, allow the nurse to drive while drunk, it failed to take necessary steps to prevent her from causing harm to others.