The Illinois attorney general Lisa Madigan has asked state regulators to crack down on the nursing home neglect at Alden Village North nursing home in Chicago. The Illinois attorney general is asking the state regulators to more seriously look at doctors, nurses, and other licensed health care professions who are neglecting their patients at the Chicago nursing home. Attorney general Madigan asked the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation for the status of all complaints of nursing home abuse and neglect against Chicago nursing home staffers at Alden Village North and other facilities in the Alden nursing home chain. She also specifically asked the department to work with the Illinois Department of Public Health to discipline nursing home staff who are identified to mistreat patients in nursing homes in Illinois.
The action from the Illinois attorney general came following Chicago Tribune investigations that detailed a 10-year pattern of Illinois wrongful death and chronic nursing home neglect at Alden Village North in the Rogers Park neighborhood. The state of Illinois has taken steps to close the home because of its serious violations. Our Illinois nursing home abuse lawyers applaud the state’s action; we only wish that the nursing home victims did not have to endure the abuse and neglect for so long.