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Illinois Nursing Home Sued Over Maggots in Patient's Ear

A nursing home in Illinois is facing a lawsuit filed by the family of a patient who had maggots in her ear, according to court documents.

The lawsuit was filed by the family of Catherine McCann, 90, on November 28 against Lutheran Home, a nursing care facility in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

An employee at the nursing home was caring for McCann, when she noticed a maggot crawl out of her ear. She immediately reported the incident and McCann was taken to a local hospital, where she had to have 57 maggots removed from her ear.

The lawsuit alleges that McCann sustained injuries due to elder abuse and neglect at the home and that the staff failed to provide "a reasonable standard of professional care."

The lawsuit is seeking $50,000 in damages.

McCann's family has since moved her to a different nursing care center.