Jurors returned a nursing home abuse guilty verdict in the trial of a former nurse assistant at a nursing home who was accused of striking a disabled resident in the groin and forcing water down his nose into his lungs through his oxygen tubing. The man was convicted of second-degree elder abuse in a single day trial. The victim was a brain-injured resident of the home in his mid-30s who was confined to a wheelchair, on oxygen much of the time and unable to care for himself. The nurse’s aide grabbed the water canister that was hooked up to the victim’s oxygen concentrator and held it up so that the water was forced down the tubing, up the resident’s nose and into his lungs. Elder abuse such as this is despicable and may occur throughout the country. If you or a loved one has experienced nursing home abuse, contact an Illinois lawyer. To read more about the elder abuse, please click the link.