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November 22, 1989
Standing at the bedside of a brain-damaged woman who was raped in a nursing home, feminist attorney Gloria Allred announced Tuesday that she will file a brief to support the appeal of a judge's decision that bars the woman from collecting $7.5 million awarded her by a civil court jury. Last week, San Fernando Superior Court Judge David M.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 1989
Standing at the bedside of a brain-damaged woman who was raped in a nursing home, feminist attorney Gloria Allred announced Tuesday that she will file a brief to support the appeal of a judge's decision that bars the woman from collecting $7.5 million awarded her by a civil court jury. Last week, San Fernando Superior Court Judge David M.
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November 16, 1989 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge Wednesday set aside a $7.5-million jury award to a paralyzed woman who became pregnant after being raped at a North Hollywood nursing home, ruling that the woman's attorney did not prove that she suffered damage from the incident. San Fernando Superior Court Judge David M.
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November 16, 1989 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A judge Wednesday set aside a $7.5-million jury award to a paralyzed woman who became pregnant after being raped at a North Hollywood nursing home, ruling that the woman's attorney did not prove that she suffered damage from the incident. San Fernando Superior Court Judge David M.
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September 26, 1989
A North Hollywood nursing home's negligence led to the rape of a semi-paralyzed patient who became pregnant, a lawyer argued Monday in San Fernando Superior Court. Elian Rose, of North Hollywood, is seeking $20 million to $30 million from the Laurelwood Convalescent Hospital on behalf of her granddaughter, a long-term patient who suffered massive brain damage in a 1969 car accident. The woman became pregnant in 1982, had an abortion and was sterilized to prevent further pregnancies.
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November 22, 1989 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Standing at the bedside of a brain-damaged woman who was raped in a nursing home, feminist attorney Gloria Allred announced Tuesday that she is joining in an appeal of a judge's decision that bars the woman from collecting $7.5 million awarded her by a civil court jury. Last week, San Fernando Superior Court Judge David M. Schacter set aside the award to Andrea Nerpel, a 39-year-old accident victim who was raped in 1982 at the Laurelwood Convalescent Hospital in North Hollywood.
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October 13, 1989 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A San Fernando Superior Court jury awarded $7.5 million in damages to a paralyzed woman who was raped and made pregnant in a North Hollywood nursing home. The jury found Laurelwood Convalescent Hospital grossly negligent in protecting patient Andrea Nerpel, 38, who has lived at the nursing home since she suffered major brain damage in an automobile accident when she was 19. Nerpel, who is fed through a tube in her stomach and cannot speak or communicate meaningfully, was raped in 1982.
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September 26, 1989 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, Times Staff Writer
A North Hollywood nursing home's negligence led to the rape and impregnation of a semi-paralyzed patient who has massive brain damage, a lawyer argued Monday in San Fernando Superior Court. Elian Rose, of North Hollywood, is seeking $20 million to $30 million from Laurelwood Convalescent Hospital on behalf of her 38-year-old granddaughter, a long-term patient who became pregnant in 1982.
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October 11, 1989 | AMY LOUISE KAZMIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The lawyer representing a paralyzed woman who was raped and impregnated at a North Hollywood nursing home told a San Fernando Superior Court jury Tuesday that corporate greed created conditions that allowed the crime to occur. In closing arguments Tuesday, attorney Alan J. Schultz asked jurors to assess Laurelwood Convalescent Hospital more than $10 million in damages for gross negligence, which he said made the rape of Andrea Nerpel possible.
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December 11, 1989 | BILL BOLTE, Bill Bolte is a Los Angeles writer and an activist for the civil rights of the disabled. and
On Nov. 15, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David M. Schacter threw out a jury's award to a physically and mentally disabled woman. She'd become pregnant after having been raped, given an abortion and then sterilized--all while at Laurelwood Convalescent Hospital, owned by Western Medical Enterprises, in North Hollywood.
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