Nursing Home Allegedly Tries To Cover-Up Elder Abuse

A Chicago, Illinois nursing home allegedly attempted to cover-up the rape of a 68 year-old resident. The nursing home claimed that the resident had engaged in consensual sexual intercourse. A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of the resident alleging that the facility failed to properly monitor the resident and failed to separate younger mentally ill residents from elderly residents.

The nursing home was fined $44,000 by the state and federal governments for violations related to the incident. The lawsuit seeks at least $50,000 in damages. It was filed Monday in Cook County Circuit Court on behalf of a resident identified only as Jane Doe to protect her privacy.

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Family sues nursing home in alleged sex attack, Chicago Tribune, Carla K. Johnson, May 12, 2009.

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