Family awarded $16 million in wrongful-death suit against Southlake firm and a drunk-driver

A Hamilton family has been awarded more than $16 million in a lawsuit against a Southlake nursing home company accused of allowing a worker to drive home drunk, causing a wreck that killed a father and injured three family members in Coryell County in 2013.

A Tarrant County jury gave $16.7 million to the family of Sam Graham, including $5 million in punitive damages, in a wrongful-death lawsuit against Southlake-based Senior Living Properties and employee Alisa Prueitt.

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