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Penalties amounting to over $100,000 were imposed upon a Chicago nursing home facility after five elderly residents overdosed on heroin early this year, a report of Chicago Tribune stated on November 13.
According to reports, a fine totaling $101,000 was imposed on the “Continental Nursing & Rehabilitation Center” in connection to a February incident where five residents inside the facility were hospitalized due to a heroin overdose. One of the patients who underwent hospitalization reportedly returned to the facility and overdosed again. Previous reports also revealed there were 60 battery incidents that took place inside Continental that Chicago police have responded to from 2011 until last year. One family of a resident filed a medical malpractice claim against the facility for their negligence.
The attorneys at Karlin, Fleisher & Falkenberg, LLC represent Chicago families whose loved ones were injured while inside nursing home facilities. We strongly believe facility owners should fairly compensate residents who are harmed under their care. If you believe this happens to a loved one, call us today at (312) 346-8620 to pursue damage claims against negligent parties.