An Ottawa, Illinois man has sued the La Salle County Nursing Home on behalf of a female relative, who he alleges was sexually abused by a former resident at the nursing home. The man filed the seven-count lawsuit in La Salle County Circuit Court seeking at least $250,000 from the nursing home for allegedly failing to protect the woman. The nursing home lawsuit alleges that the victim suffered a fractured pelvic or public bone during the act. The lawsuit also states that the nursing home staff dropped the woman, causing her to break her leg. Sexual abuse at the hands of other residents has become quite common in nursing homes. Nursing homes must monitor all residents carefully and do thorough background checks to ensure that this type of elderly abuse does not occur. To read more about the sexual abuse, please click the link.