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Nurse With Criminal Past Hit Special Needs Child Assigned to Her Care: Lawsuit – Chicago Heights Patch

March 17, 2016  ·  By HM&M

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A Cleveland woman who worked as a nursing assistant at a nursing home has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for abusing an Alzheimer's patient.

The abuse was captured by the patient's son through a video camera hidden in an air purifier. The video showed the nursing assistant, “roughly transferring [the patient] to a wheelchair and tossing her on a bed.”

As a Chicago area attorney with extensive nursing home experience, I feel that unfortunate events like this are far too prevalent and demonstrate the pressing need for greater supervision of nursing home employees. Nursing homes must implement improved systems of employee surveillance to protect their vulnerable residents and immediately put a stop to abuse when it occurs.

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Nurse Batters Child In Wheelchair, School Delays Calling Mom – CBS Chicago

“ By Lorraine Swanson, Patch Staff A South Holland mom is expected to file a lawsuit Tuesday against a home health care provider over claims that her disabled daughter was abused by an employee with a criminal record while attending a Chicago Heights special needs school. The plaintiff, Veniscia Humphrey, is suing Pediatric Services of... Read More

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