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Nursing home facility facing fine after overdoses

A Chicago nursing home facility is being sought by state and federal authorities to pay a penalty of over $100,000 due to allegations of residents overdosing on heroin last February, the Chicago Tribune reported on November 13.

According to reports, at least five elderly residents of “Continental Nursing & Rehabilitation Center” needed hospital treatment due to a heroin overdose. What’s more, one of the residents treated suffered from an overdose shortly after returning to the facility. Reports also revealed the facility was previously investigated by authorities due to similar allegations taking place inside the facility last year. One of Continental’s owners, identified as Moishe Gubin, said in an interview that he has not learned about any of the overdose incidents taking place in the facility.

Sadly, many families have to deal with a great financial loss when their loved one suffers serious injuries inside nursing home facilities. If someone you love was the victim of nursing home abuse, a skilled lawyer could help you get compensations you need for recovery. Call the Danville attorneys at Spiros Law, P.C., today by calling (217) 443-4343 to begin taking your legal actions against negligent parties.

Illinois campaigns against elder abuse by wearing purple

The state of Illinois recently united to join the worldwide campaign against elder neglect and abuse, a June 16 article of WAND 17 reported. Elder abuse is considered an alarming issue in the state.

On June 15, personnel at the Illinois Department of Aging wore purple to show solidarity and to campaign against any kind of elderly neglect or abuse. Last year alone there were over 15,000 incidents of neglect and abuse towards elderly people reported to the department. A significant number of cases the department responded to involved victims of financial exploitation. Department of Aging Director Jean Bohnhoff has emphasized the importance of intervention in saving lives. Officials believe that many cases of elder neglect and abuse go unreported, and people are encouraged to report any suspicion of neglect or abuse.

If you suspect that your elderly loved one is being neglected or abused, working with an experienced attorney is an important step toward ending your loved one’s suffering. Speak with an attorney at Spiros Law, P.C., in Danville by calling (217) 443-4343 to begin your legal action against negligent parties.