Consumer Law

Class Action Lawsuit Alleges Understaffing at Illinois Nursing Home

An Illinois company chose profits over people by understaffing its nursing homes, leading to poor care that endangered residents, an Illinois class-action lawsuit alleges.

On Tuesday, 11 unnamed residents of six nursing homes sued Alden Group and its business affiliates for damages related to alleged violations of residents’ rights to adequate care and deceptive business practices. The suit also claims that the company submitted falsified staffing documents to state regulators.

“For many years Alden has engaged in an ongoing practice of profiting from systematically and knowingly understaffing the Alden facilities, causing dangerous, distressing, and grossly unsanitary living conditions for thousands of residents,” the complaint said.

Read the source article at USA TODAY

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