Lawsuit Filed Alleges Nursing Home Mistreatment

Mistreatment at nursing homes can take many forms, and often the allegations as well as actual incidents can be shocking.  Often, such allegations are seen in nursing home lawsuits that have been filed.

Such is the case with a recent lawsuit that has been filed that alleges nursing home mistreatment at an Iowa nursing home.

The alleged mistreatment is discussed in the August 29, 2014 Des Moines Regsiter article titled “Woman:  Mom ‘treated like an animal.'”

A couple of excerpts from the article:

The family of an elderly Iowa woman who died this week is suing the nursing home where she was receiving care, charging that she was left on the floor of an unfurnished room, naked and soiled with excrement.


In her lawsuit, Gerhard alleges Madrid Home treated her mother with gross negligence, reckless disregard and deliberate indifference. She is seeking unspecified compensatory and punitive damages.

Additional details regarding this lawsuit and the alleged nursing home mistreatment can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the Des Moines Register article mentioned above, as well as the August 30 article titled “Lawsuit Says Iowa Nursing Home Mistreated Woman.”


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

Elman Joseph Law Group is a personal injury law firm based in Chicago, and is known for its litigation (court trial) capabilities.  This is important for your lawsuit because if we are unable to attain an appropriate settlement, we have a proven track record of achieving highly attractive court verdicts.

In fact, because of this litigation capability, many well-known law firms choose to have Elman Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

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

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