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Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect in Chicagoland

A court has ordered the inspection of an Itasca nursing home where a resident wandered out into the cold and died in January, according to ABC News7 Chicago.

The inspection comes on the heels of a wrongful death lawsuit the family of 89-year-old Sarah Wentworth filed alleging neglect and abuse of the part of the nursing home where the woman had been a resident.

While prosecutors continue their investigation into the Itasca nursing home, the woman’s family conducted its own investigation into how the 89-year-old ended up freezing to death when she was supposed to be in a safe and protected environment.

The court ordered inspection already points to an attempt by nursing home employees to hide the facts surrounding the elderly woman’s death.

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