Physical Abuse Of Elderly Nursing Home Residents

Physical abuse of Illinois nursing home residents can take many forms, and can be inflicted by both other nursing home residents as well as nursing home staff.

A recent instance of alleged physical abuse of a nursing home resident in Florida serves as an example.  As is often the case in nursing home abuse cases, a man noticed bruises on his father, who was a nursing home resident with dementia.

An excerpt from the Orlando Sentinel article of October 30, 2014, titled “Two captured on hidden camera by nursing home patient’s son arrested“:

A man who noticed bruises on his father, a nursing home resident with dementia, set up a hidden camera and caught two employees hitting him, a Winter Haven police spokeswoman said.

Additional details regarding this alleged nursing home abuse can be seen in the Orlando Sentinel article mentioned above, as well as the November 26, 2014 article titled “Two Nursing Assistants Accused of Elderly Abuse Released on Bail.”

As seen in the alleged incident above, bruises served as a sign of potential abuse of a nursing home resident.  Other signs of potential abuse are discussed on the “Nursing Home Abuse” page of this site.


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 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 Joseph Law Group litigate cases. 

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