A lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Estate of Ivory Jackson, a 77-year-old resident of All Faith Pavilion Nursing Home. Last month, Mr. Jackson was brutally murdered by his roommate at the Chicago-area nursing home.
The alleged perpetrator, Solomon Owasanoye, has been charged with first-degree murder of Mr. Jackson. According to the lawsuit, the nursing home acted improperly in pairing Mr. Jackson and Mr. Owasanoye as roommates.
Nursing homes have a duty to provide a safe environment for their residents–free from violence from nursing home staff and other residents.