Lawsuit filed against nursing home over resident photos | Local Crime & Courts | pantagraph.com

BLOOMINGTON — A lawsuit related to sexual images of residents posted on Facebook has been filed against a McLean County nursing home.

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The basis of lawsuit is failure to protect resident privacy and dignity. The question is what are the damages, and how much is the insurance company willing to pay to avoid a trial. Certainly is shocking and disgusting.

At least 8 dead after Florida nursing home left with no A/C from Irma – CNN

Criminal investigators were looking Wednesday into the deaths of eight nursing home residents in Hollywood, Florida, where oppressive heat and humidity set in after Hurricane Irma knocked out much of the power in the area.

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Criminal investigation underway. There will be civil lawsuits to follow for wrongful death. Failure to protect residents.

What to Do About Nursing Home Resident Neglect

If you suspect someone has been subject to Nursing Home neglect or abuse make sure to call the Illinois Department on Aging hotline at 866-800-1409.

You may also contact the nursing home ombudsman in the county in question.

What does Nursing home abuse and neglect look like?

It may involve inadequate nutrition or fluid intake;

Dirty or unsafe facilities;

Resident falls;

Medication problems;

Residents leaving the premises without supervision;

Use of physical restraints without medical necessity;

Failure to meet government rules; or

Failure to provide reasonable care to protect the residents.

If you think something may be wrong in the nursing facility make sure to contact the Illinois Department on Aging, and contact the lawyers at Williams and Swee to discuss your options.

All cases are taken on a contingent fee basis. We only get paid if you recover. Call 309-827-4371.

 

2 accused of posting sexual images of nursing home residents | Local Crime & Courts | pantagraph.com

BLOOMINGTON — Police are seeking a man charged with posting on Facebook sexual images of residents of a nursing home in McLean County.

Source: 2 accused of posting sexual images of nursing home residents | Local Crime & Courts | pantagraph.com

The State fined the nursing home for failure to protect its residents. Nursing home may also be subject to civil damages for the same violations.

Police investigating ‘inappropriate’ posts of nursing home residents | Local News | pantagraph.com

BLOOMINGTON — Two former employees of Meadows Mennonite Retirement Community in Chenoa and a third person not associated with Meadows are under investigation after the third person allegedly posted unauthorized

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Protect your family and friends. Make sure to check out the Illinois Department of Public Health website listing nursing home violations. Residents may sue for damages if they suffer injuries as a result of a nursing home violation.