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Elder Abuse Charged at Nursing Home

A health-care worker is charged with physically abusing an 88-year-old bed-ridden resident at the medical center’s nursing home. The man, a former-nurse aide, is accused of hitting, grabbing and punching the visually and dementia-impaired woman. This elderly abuse left her with a broken collarbone and facial bruising. The nursing home staff noticed the woman’s severe injuries the next morning and notified administrators and her family. The man has been charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a vulnerable elderly person, endangering the welfare of an incompetent or physically disabled person and willful violation of health laws. The victim of the physical abuse continues to reside at the nursing home. Nothing in his background indicated past instances of abuse. If you have experienced elderly abuse, find a Chicago lawyer. To read more about the physical abuse, please click the link.