Suit: Nurse Fired For Being Whistleblower At Nursing Home

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A nurse is suing the long-term care facility in Norwood Park where she worked until last month and claims she was fired for being a whistleblower.

The nurse is a military veteran — Rosemont resident Andrea Hinich — who was hired at Norwood Crossing nursing home last year.

Her lawsuit claims she raised issues about the lack of proper safety procedures and training with personal protective equipment (PPE) and that she got fired.

Her attorney is Jeffrey Kulwin.

“Andrea, I believe, is very troubled by what happened at Norwood Crossing, and in particular, her efforts to try to protect the residents and the staff,” he said.

The latest figures from the Illinois state health department say there have been 22 COVID cases and zero deaths at Norwood Crossing.

Andrea Hinich’s lawsuit asks for monetary damages.

WBBM has asked the Norwood Crossing facility to comment on the lawsuit.