Caretakers coerced dementia patient to expose self on Facebook Live, suit says

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SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — The daughter of a dementia patient is suing a suburban Chicago nursing home alleging several caretakers coerced the man into exposing his genitals on Facebook Live.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court claims workers at Holland Home, located at 16300 Louis Ave in South Holland, abused and humiliated the stroke survivor, identified in court documents as “Reggie Doe.”

The Chicago Tribune reports the lawsuit accuses the nursing home and employees of violating the Nursing Home Care Act, including causing emotional distress to a mentally disabled man, publicly revealing health information and negligent supervision. The family is seeking $50,000 in punitive damages.

Plaintiff attorney Margaret Battersby Black says the video shows the 76-year-old man in bed, surrounded by a half-dozen workers taunting and laughing at him.

Holland Home officials did not immediately return calls for comment.

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