The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has fined Pleasant Hill Village nursing home in Girard, IL $25,000 because its employees abused and taunted nursing home residents. Although the employees from the home have been fired, the facility is challenging the allegations. According to the IDPH, aides were poking residents with safety pins and taking away their belongings. These residents and their family members may be able to file a nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuit against Pleasant Hill Village if themselves or their loved ones were abused and neglected at the facility in violation of federal and state regulations.
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