Lawsuits Allege Physical Violence Against Illinois Nursing Home Residents

One potential cause of harm to nursing home residents is physical violence.  These physical attacks can come from other nursing home residents as well as from staff at the nursing home.  Of course, such attacks can happen at other health care facilities such as assisted living facilities, retirement homes, hospices and hospitals.

Two recent lawsuits allege that two separate nursing home residents were attacked at Illinois nursing homes.

Both of these lawsuits and their allegations are described in recent Cook County Record articles.

The first article is from the Cook County Record of July 9, 2015, and is titled “Estate alleges slapping attack at nursing home” and it summarizes a lawsuit filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  This lawsuit alleges that someone came into the room of the nursing home resident, Catherine Kelly, at night, and repeatedly slapped her face.  The lawsuit alleges that because of this assault, Catherine Kelly suffered a variety of injuries as described in the article.

The second article is from the Cook County Record of July 15, 2015, and is titled “Patient alleges attack at nursing home.”  This article summarizes an alleged physical attack of one nursing home resident by another resident, as well as the lawsuit filed over the incident.  This lawsuit was also filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County.  The alleged attack happened at Atrium Health Care Center in Chicago, and the lawsuit was filed by Carol Elkins.  An excerpt from the article:

According to the complaint, on July 10, 2013, Elkins was a resident of Atrium when she was “struck, bit, punched and hit” by another resident. The suit says Elkins sustained injuries, pain and suffering, loss of a normal life, disfigurement, disability and medical expenses.

Additional details regarding these alleged physical attacks of Illinois nursing home residents can be seen in a variety of media sources, including the two Cook County Record articles mentioned above.


Should someone you care for experience Illinois nursing home abuse or neglect or a nursing home accident – or suffer an injury at a similar health care facility such as an assisted living facility, retirement home, skilled nursing facility (SNF) or hospital – please contact the Elman Law Group at (773) 392-8182 to discuss the situation and to see if filing an injury lawsuit is warranted.  This no-obligation legal consultation is free and confidential.   

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