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Sexual Assault Victim Files Suit against East Moline Nursing Home

The guardian for an 82-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted when she was a resident at Parkview Terrace in East Moline, IL has filed a nursing home lawsuit. The suit was filed in Rock Island County Circuit Court and named the nursing home and its former employee. The nursing home abuse lawsuit stems from a February 1 incident in which the woman was sexually assaulted by the employee, whose job at the nursing home is still unknown. East Moline police were called to the nursing home to investigate. The employee was arrested and later pled guilty to a felony count of criminal sexual assault. He was sentenced to four years in prison. The nursing home lawsuit accuses the man of committing the sexual assault and the nursing home of being negligent on several counts. According to the lawsuit, the nursing home failed to do a background check on the employee, hired him without checking his references and hired him without thoroughly interviewing him and testing his personality. Parkview Terrace is also accused of negligent supervision for failing to monitor the employee, negligent security for failing to train employees to recognize risks, not having a larger staff and failing to have security cameras and personnel. Currently, the nursing home neglect lawyers of Levin & Perconti have filed two nursing home negligence lawsuits against Parkview Terrace. To read more about the nursing home lawsuit, please click the link.