May 5, 2012
Hillcrest Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Joliet, Illinois will be losing its license after several incidents of nursing home abuse including sexual and physical abuse.
The most notable of issues at Hillcrest was a resident at the nursing home abusing at least 23 other residents. The abuse included physical, mental, and sexual abuse.
The abuser also reportedly exposed himself and threatened residents that he would come after them with a gun if they told anyone about him.
Over the last 10 years the facility has been the subject of complaints and state inspections. The nursing home has been sued at least two times for neglect and abuse issues.
One of the most powerful ways of standing up again nursing home abuse is filing a lawsuit if you or a family member was abused in a nursing home. There are statute of limitations on such cases so you need to contact a nursing home abuse attorney right away if you even suspect abuse or neglect.