Family of senior beaten at long term care homes sues

The family of a man who died months after being beaten by another senior at a Dundas long term care facility has launched a $9 million lawsuit.

86 year old James Acker suffered severe injuries in the attack at St. Joseph's Villa by a fellow resident in January of last year.

He died in hospital last April.

His family launched the lawsuit on Friday alleging his death was preventable.

Officials with the St. Joseph's Health Care System, which operates the Villa, would not comment out of respect for the legal process.