In Chicago, Illinois a south suburban nursing home has been sued in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Law Division, for nursing home neglect, according to CBS News. A nursing home resident with dementia was allegedly found lying on train tracks and suffering from exposure after walking away from a field trip to an area high school in December of 2007. The lawsuit alleges the resident was left with visible injuries and was out in the cold for eight hours.
The lawsuit alleges that the Orland Park nursing home did not properly watch her on the trip, failed to assess the risk of her wandering away, failed to have adequate staff present on the field trip, and did not react adequately once they discovered she was missing. The suit seeks damages in excess of $50,000.
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