Bloomington Nursing Home Reduces Numbers to Address Problems

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Illinois Department of Public Health oversees nursing homes. Residents who experience abuse or neglect may report problems to IDPH. Residents may also file lawsuits to address abuse or neglect and the resulting injuries and damages.

Man sues St. Charles nursing home where his mom caught fire while smoking | St. Charles | stltoday.com

Donna Chapman, 83, was left alone to smoke despite concerns about her mental and physical abilities, suit says. She died from her injuries.

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Will be difficult to defend allowing this woman to smoke without supervision. Resulted in her death so damages will be high.

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.

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

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