The death of a nursing home resident in the village of Burnham, a southern suburb of Chicago, may be a result of nursing home abuse. Thomas Donovan, a resident at Burnham Terrace nursing home, died on April 1 from injuries he sustained during an altercation, possibly at the nursing home. Burnham police have determined his death was a homicide but did not say whether his injuries occurred at the home. An autopsy revealed that he died from the multiple personal injuries he sustained during the attack. To read about this possible case of nursing home abuse near Chicago, follow the link.
Each year, many nursing home residents are injured or die as a result of assault in nursing homes. Often, fellow residents or nursing home staff are to blame for physical or sexual attacks in a facility. If you believe that a loved one may have been the victim of nursing home assault in Illinois, contact our offices at 312-332-2872 for a free consultation with an experienced Chicago nursing home lawyer.