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Illinois nursing to close doors in 90 days

A nursing home in southern Illinois will be closing its doors in 90 days after the state Department of Public Health ordered them to surrender their license for failing to comply to the standards of safety.

The Orchard Court Nursing Home, that houses 15 residents, will also have to pay $12,000 as a part of the settlement that was agreed upon. The Department of Public Health explains the multiple violations that the home is guilty of in a 50 page report.

The violations include failing to protect residents from violent attacks from other residents. Many of the incidents revolve around an 18-year-old mental retarded resident that has attacked the other residents. Officials determined that it was the nursing home staff’s position to create a care plan for each resident and they failed to this with the resident causing other residents to be injured.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of elder abuse, you may be able to receive compensation for the pain that you have suffered. Contact the Champaign nursing home abuse lawyers of Spiros Law, P.C., by calling (217) 328-2828 today.