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Nursing Home Aide is charged with Death of a Patient

Authorities say a nursing home aide has surrendered on a homicide charge in the death of a patient. The certified nursing assistant turned himself in and was being held on the charge of criminally negligent homicide. The nursing home assistance was indicted in the 2007 death of the resident of the Nursing Home. The victim had cerebral palsy since birth and his death originally was blamed on injuries following a severe seizure. However, the family of the victim suspected abuse and persuaded authorities to exhume his body for an autopsy. That autopsy showed that the victim died from a physical blow to the head and the wrongful death was ruled a homicide. Physical abuse leading to wrongful death can happen at any type of nursing home, including ones in Chicago, Illinois. To read more about the wrongful death, please click the link.