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Mother Receives Millions in Damages after Son’s Death in Sober Living Home: Zumbro Valley Health Center Found Negligent

BySamantha Jones

Apr 3, 2024
Mother awarded $1.5 million after winning case against Zumbro Valley Health Center following son’s death

Jill Adams, a mother from Red Wing, received $1.5 million in damages in a lawsuit against Zumbro Valley Health Center following the death of her son, Caleb Malek, in 2021. At the time of his passing, Malek was 23 years old and had been living in a sober living home. He tested positive for fentanyl, Percocet, and THC before seeking detox treatment at Zumbro Valley Health Center.

According to court records, the jury found Zumbro Valley Health Center negligent in its care and treatment of Malek. The lawsuit alleged that employees failed to adhere to the policy of checking on Malek every 15 minutes and did not adequately screen him for drugs upon admission. Additionally, it was claimed that Zumbro Valley failed to train its staff to recognize signs of a breathing problem, which may have contributed to Malek’s death.

The verdict form for the case was dated March 22, 2024, with the jury ruling in favor of Adams. This case highlights the importance of proper care and attention when treating patients with addiction issues. More information about this story can be found on the KTTC app where additional news and updates are available. Copyright 2024 KTTC. All rights reserved.

By Samantha Jones

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