Sexual Assault At Nursing Homes And Use Of Surveillance Cameras

Sexual abuse and sexual assault of nursing home residents continues to be a concern with regard to the safety and level of care that nursing home residents receive.  As seen in many incidents, as well as alleged in many nursing home lawsuits, sexual abuse and assault of nursing home residents can be committed by other nursing home residents, as well as by nursing home staff.

On this site, nursing home sexual abuse and assault is discussed both on the “Chicago Nursing Home Sexual Abuse And Assault” page as well as in various posts under the “Nursing Home Sexual Abuse And Assault” category.

A November 18, 2016 article (with video) from wfaa.com, titled “Surveillance cameras prove to be strong tool in protecting loved ones in nursing homes” discusses an alleged sexual assault attempt made at a nursing home.  As seen in the article and video, one facet of the alleged incident that proved valuable with regard to the alleged assault was the existence of video surveillance footage.

The issue of video surveillance in Illinois nursing homes has been discussed on numerous posts on this site.  The most recent post is that of August 23, 2015, titled “Law Allowing Electronic Monitoring In Illinois Nursing Homes.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.

Elman Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and we have handled over 10,000 personal injury lawsuits over the last 25+ years.   We are known for our courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an attractive lawsuit settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive courtroom verdicts.

In fact, because of this court trial capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Chicago Nursing Home Fined Following Heroin Overdoses

Nursing home neglect can take many forms.  One form of nursing home neglect is a shortcoming of supervision.  Often, nursing home residents will have conditions that require them to require supervision from nursing home staff.  If they do not receive the requisite level of supervision, many different adverse outcomes can develop.

A Chicago nursing home, Continental Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, faces penalties after five residents overdosed on heroin inside the nursing home in February.  An excerpt from the November 14, 2016 Chicago Tribune article titled “Chicago nursing home fined after residents overdose on heroin“:

State and federal health officials are seeking penalties totaling more than $100,000 from a North Side nursing home after five residents overdosed on heroin inside the facility in February, the Tribune has learned.

The residents of Continental Nursing & Rehabilitation Center were hospitalized and recovered, but at least two used heroin again hours after they were returned to the facility, even though they were supposed to be on close watch, Illinois public health department inspectors allege. One of the two overdosed again.

Another excerpt regarding the facility:

Continental is part of a rapidly growing, South Bend, Ind.-based nursing home operation that includes more than 50 facilities in eight states, records show.

Their 13 northern Illinois facilities include one that earned a top, five-star rating for overall quality from CMS. Four others, including Continental, were given a one-star quality rating, the lowest possible, and police and public health inspection records have alleged unsanitary conditions and negligent care at Continental and some other northern Illinois homes.

The article also discusses various other incidents and allegations against Continental, and mentions a civil lawsuit that has been filed over an incident.

Further details can be found in the Chicago Tribune article mentioned above, as well as the November 15, 2016 FoxNews article titled “Chicago nursing home fined after residents’ heroin overdose.”

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Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.

Elman Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and we have handled over 10,000 personal injury lawsuits over the last 25+ years.   We are known for our courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an attractive lawsuit settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive courtroom verdicts.

In fact, because of this court trial capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Claims Negligence Involving Medication

Medication problems in nursing homes continues to be a major recurring issue.  On this site, various aspects of the issue is discussed on the “Nursing Home Medication Problems” page.  Additionally, posts concerning medication problems (including prescription errors, drug diversion, overprescription, improper drug administration, and related issues) can be seen in the “medications” category.

As seen in the material mentioned above, there are a range of issues and potentially problematical issues with regard to drug prescriptions and drug administration in nursing homes.   Many of the problems – which often include errors – are due to poor training of nursing home staff and/or poor operating procedures.  As often the drugs involved are powerful, many of the medication errors have resulted in the death of nursing home residents.  Following these deaths, wrongful death lawsuits are often filed.

One such medication error, that allegedly led to the death of a nursing home resident, is discussed in the Cook County Record article of October 7, 2016, titled “Holland Home accused of negligence in alleged wrongful death.”  An excerpt from the article:

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Rundin was overdosed with narcotic pain medication that contributed to and/or caused his death. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible for allegedly administering pain medications to Rundin even though those medications were not prescribed.

Additional details concerning medication errors can be seen in the sources mentioned above.

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Should you or someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect – or a nursing home accident – please contact the nursing home abuse and neglect lawyers at the Elman Law Group to discuss the situation and to see what legal remedies may exist.

Elman Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and we have handled over 10,000 personal injury lawsuits over the last 25+ years.   We are known for our courtroom trial capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if an attractive lawsuit settlement is not offered, we have a proven track record of achieving attractive courtroom verdicts.

In fact, because of this court trial capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Law Group take cases to court. 

To immediately speak directly to Tony Elman, Lead Attorney of the Elman Law Group, call (773) 392-8182 at any time.  There is no fee for this legal consultation.  

Elman Law Group, LLC handles Chicago area and other Illinois personal injury lawsuits as well as wrongful death lawsuits.