Other Brookdale LawsuitsThere are several lawsuits and complaints regarding Brookdale including:
- In June 2015, a federal judge preliminarily approved  a $13 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit against Emeritus Corp. (also known as Emeritus Senior Living and Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.). The complaint, which was originally filed in 2013 and amended in April 2015, alleged that the marketing materials for Emeritus Corp.'s assisted living facilities misrepresented that staffing decisions were based on evaluations by its residents when, in reality, the facilities were staffed based on labor budgets.
- In Cook County, Illinois, a woman is suing Emeritus Corp., doing business as Brookdale Senior Living. According to the September 28, 2013, complaint, Brookdale admitted the patient with significant leg weakness and progressive multiple sclerosis. On April 19, 2014, the patient was sexually assaulted by another resident at the facility.
- On November 30, 2011, an 88-year-old dementia patient in Michigan walked out of an unlocked back door where she slipped and fell, could not gain re-entry and froze to death outside overnight. The patient had resided at Grand Court, a senior living facility owned and operated by Brookdale Senior Living, Inc.
Types of Assisted Living AbuseAssisted living abuse can take on several forms including:
- Physical Abuse: Physical abuse includes unwarranted physical harm including slapping, hitting, pushing, or kicking. Improper use of restraints and excessive restraints are also included. Physical abuse occurs when the resident is denied food or drinks, or forced to consume certain foods or drinks. Residents who have been subjected to physical abuse may have unexplained bruises, cuts or other injuries.
- Sexual Abuse: Sexual abuse occurs when an individual engages in non-consensual sexual acts with an assisted living resident.
- Unnecessary medical procedures: Some assisted living facilities perform or request medical procedures on healthy residents in order to fraudulently obtain compensation.
- Psychological Abuse: Psychological abuse may occur as verbal assault, harassment, bullying, and degradation. Psychological abuse may also occur as “babying” a resident or giving the “silent treatment” as a result of undesired actions.
- Neglect: When an assisted living facility is understaffed, residents may be the victim of neglect. Neglected residents may experience dehydration, malnourishment, or injuries such as rashes or sores. A resident may have pressure sores, bed sores or even unexplained weight loss.
- Financial Exploitation: Financial exploitation occurs when an assisted living resident is taken advantage of financially. This may include the unpermitted use of the resident's money or property for the benefit of another.