A lawsuit has been filed after doctors found a condom inside the stomach of a patient of an Illinois rehabilitation center.
The lawsuit was filed in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of L.C. Scott, by Trixie Scott.
According to the lawsuit, in June 2012, L.C. Scott was a resident at Westchester Health And Rehabilitation Center, when he was taken to Adventist LaGrange Memorial Hospital because of suspected gastrointestinal bleeding and low hemoglobin levels.
An excerpt from the June 5, 2014 Chicago Sun-Times Voices article titled “Suit: Condom found in nursing home resident’s stomach” :
When Scott underwent a procedure that examined parts of his digestive tract, a doctor found a condom inside his stomach, the suit said.
“Unfortunately, it look liked it was a condom and it was about 6 to 7 inches long with hardened material inside,” according to a doctor’s description of the procedure in a report, cited by the suit.
The lawsuit claims that the condom indicates that L.C. Scott was likely sexually abused.
This nursing home abuse lawsuit was filed against both the nursing home and the hospital, at which Scott had stayed 14 times in roughly a two year period. The lawsuit claims negligence on the part of the nursing home and hospital, and they failed to implement proper security measures and failed to protect the patient from sexual abuse.
Additional details regarding this Chicago area nursing home sexual assault lawsuit can be found at the Chicago Sun-Times Voices article mentioned above, as well as the June 5 CBS Chicago article titled “Condom Found In Nursing Home Patient’s Stomach, Suit Claims.”
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