Family Claims Nursing Home Failed To Protect Elderly Woman For Brutal Assault At Hands Of Intruder

Picture-57A nursing home negligence lawsuit has been filed against Brookdale Senior Living Center for failing to protect its patients.   Janice Maier’s family brought the lawsuit against Brookdale after she was physically abused by an intruder to the Texas nursing home.

A police investigation concluded that 25-year-old Daniel Villarreal pushed the back door of the nursing home open and entered Ms. Maier’s room and began choking her.  Mr. Villarreal remains in police custody and has been charged with Injury to an Elderly Person, a 1st degree felony.

Ms. Maier is currently in intensive care at University Hospital.  Read more about this brutal attack of a nursing home patient here.

Brookdale Senior Living

Brookdale is the nation’s largest owner and operator of senior living communities throughout the United States. Currently, Brookdale operates more than 548 senior living and retirement communities across the nation.  More than 50,000 seniors depend on Brookdale for their daily living needs.


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