$2.01 Million Jury Verdict for 85-Year-Old Woman Who Was Sexually Assaulted in a Nursing Home

In a case that was filed in confidential style, Ms. Doe, an 85-year-old woman with dementia and other medical issues, lived in a nursing home that was owned by Kindred Healthcare Inc. A nursing aide penetrated Doe’s vagina with an object while the two were in a bathroom next to her room. Despite Doe’s heavy vaginal bleeding after the incident, Doe was not taken to the hospital for several days.

Doe was diagnosed later as having suffered vaginal trauma and bruising resulting from this sexual assault.

Doe’s family sued Kindred Healthcare claiming liability and injuries to Doe because of the sexual assault. The jury entered a verdict in favor of Doe’s representative in the amount of $2.01 million.

Stanford v. Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (Dec. 18, 2013).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling nursing home abuse cases and medical negligence cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 38 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Chicago (Bridgeport, Bronzeville, Canaryville Chinatown, Pilsen, Little Italy, West Loop, Greek Town, West Town, South Loop, Oakland, Kenwood, Hyde Park, Jackson Park, South Chicago), Summit, Bridgeview, Hickory Hills, Oak Lawn, Calumet City and Harvey, Ill.

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