OAK PARK, Ill. (CBS) – The family of Anibal Calderon, who allegedly died violently while in the care of a nursing home, has hired a law firm to investigate.
Earlier this month, the 80-year-old died of head injuries that may have stemmed from a fight with another resident at the Oak Park Healthcare Center, at 625 N. Harlem Ave. in Oak Park.READ MORE: Car Strikes Wall On Dan Ryan Expressway At 95 Street; Delays Expected
Police have said another resident at the nursing home, a 66-year-old man, beat Calderon in the head with something after an argument.
“You put your father in a place, he’s supposed to be safe,” Anibal Calderon’s son, Robert, said Monday. “It turns out he’s not.”READ MORE: United Center Could Turn Into Mass Vaccination Site
Family members say they hope they’ll find justice and prevent another family from feeling the pain they’re experiencing now.
“These types of incidents only happen when there’s a failure to properly monitor and supervise the residents,” the Calderons’ attorney, Mike Bonamarte, said.MORE NEWS: 22-Year-Old Woman Shot While Sitting In Car In Rosemoor
The attorney for Oak Park Healthcare Center could not be reached for comment.