There's a new settlement in the class action suit against a Syracuse nursing home.
A judge on Friday approved $5.5 million in payments in the suit against the former James Square Rehabilitation.
This is the second settlement involving the home, which is under new ownership as Bishop Rehabilitation and Nursing.
In 2018, the home's new owners agreed to pay nearly $500,000. That settlement also resulted in a court order to improve staffing conditions at the home.
"For some of the families, no money will be enough, but people should know that we've achieved, what I believe is justice for their family members," said Jeremiah Frei-Pearson of Finkelstein, Blankinship, Frei-Pearson & Garber, LLP.
Payments for residents who filed claims will be based on how long they were at the home. The average payment is about $1,000, with the highest being about $6,000.
More money will also be available to residents who suffered what attorneys call catastrophic injuries.