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Families Can Seek Damages After Nursing Home Fire

Two families who lost loved ones in a deadly Nashville nursing home fire can now take their case to court.

Friday, a judge ruled the families can pursue punitive damages against the NHC Company for falsifying fire drill records and failing to train its employees to respond to a fire.

They can't ask for money on the claim that poor maintenance of electric beds at the nursing home led to the fire.

They also won't be able to argue that fire code violations caused the spread of smoke or that the company deceived state regulators to avoid installing sprinklers.

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