Past Nursing Home Owner Faces $28 Million Verdict
URBANA, Ill. (AP) -- A jury has awarded just more than $28 million in damages against the former owner of an Illinois nursing home. Jurors found the facility provided poor to non-existent care to Medicare and Medicaid patients and filed false claims.

The jury in U.S. District Court in Urbana reached a verdict Feb. 8 against Jacob Graff of Beverly Hills, Calif.

Jurors found some patients at Momence (moh-MENSS) Meadows Nursing Center in Momence weren't given prescribed medications and sat or slept in their own waste.

An attorney for Graff did not respond to a request for comment. Graff sold the home in 2006.

Two nurses working at the home filed the 2004 lawsuit. Matt Farmer is their attorney. He expects the verdict will be appealed.

The home's current owners were not implicated.
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