Sunday, May 10, 2009

Nursing Home Resident Falls to Death - Negligence suspected

The Chicago Police Department said it appeared to be a suicide. The Cook County Office of the Medical Examiner said it was an accident. But when 84-year-old Bennie Saxon fell four stories to his death May 4 at a predominantly black South Side nursing home, a lawyer retained by his family said it could be neglect.

An investigation by The Chicago Reporter found that the facility has the worst rating a nursing home can get—three times the number of lawsuits of half of Chicago nursing homes.

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