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October 23, 2002 - Belleville Nursing Home Fined For Employee Abuse

The Illinois Department of Public Health has fined Royal Heights Nursing & Rehabilitation Center $5,000 for failure to prevent abuse of a resident by a staff member. Responding to a complaint, department surveyors learned the facility did not take immediate action to remove an employee suspected of abuse from resident care.A resident informed staff a male employee choked her, covered her face and hit her arms and stomach. Four days later, facility administration interviewed the resident and learned the employee had abused her in the past.

The woman stated she had informed the charge nurse of repeated abuse, but no prevention measures were instituted. Surveyors also discovered the employee had allegedly abused another resident, but was allowed to continue to work as a security guard and again as an aide. He was not terminated until after the most recent incident

Napier & Partners is committed to upholding the quality of care in our long-term care institutions by taking swift legal action to compensate nursing home residents and their families for injuries resulting from neglect or inadequate care. Only this way will the quality of care for all residents be assured. If you feel that you or a loved one has been victimized by medical malpractice while in the care of a senior citizen facility, call Napier & Partners now at 1-877-AZINJURY (1-877-294-6587) or CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A SIMPLE CASE FORM. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Donít delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.

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