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For family members and residents – 3-601 – Nursing homes are accoutnable for abuse and neglect

Sec. 3-601
Under our law the owner of a nursing home is responsible and accountable in a court of law if you or your loved one is abused or neglected in a nursing home. Abuse and neglect often times results when a nursing home is understaffed. Abuse includes intentional misconduct like verbal, physical or sexual abuse. Neglect includes carelessness that causes injury, death or decline in physical or mental conditions.