Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Balmoral Home

Balmoral Home

Balmoral Home is a 213 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Balmoral Home
2055 West Balmoral Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
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Data from the state nursing home shows that the patients admitted into the Balmoral Home are taken in for independent care and supervision due to the following health related situations:

  • Circulatory System Dysfunctions
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Nervous System Issues
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Musculo/Skeletal Disorders
  • Developmental Disability
  • Neoplasms
  • Respiratory System
  • Mental Illness
Disquieting Findings on the Patient Care At Balmoral Home

According to data from nursing home surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health other agencies, there have been numerous episodes of poor patient care at Balmoral Home which can be construed as nursing home negligence. Our nursing home attorneys reviewed data compiled by ProPublica and found the following conditions that can be construed as nursing home negligence:

  • Failure to report allegations of abuse to the State Agency:  “On 01/26/12 at 9:45 AM R21 reported to the surveyors that E11 (Certified Nurse Assistant) grabbed her by the arm, while taking her to the shower. R21 stated, “she was rough with me.” R 21 showed the surveyor her arm. R21 has a black and blue bruise to the left upper arm approximately 1 inch by 2 inches in size. R21 stated the incident occurred, “1-2 days ago” and reported it last evening, on 01/25/12, to the nurse on duty. R21 could not remember the nurses name, only the first letter of the name. E1(administrator) was notified about the incident on 1/ 26/12 at 10:07 AM at the daily status meeting. On 01/26/12 at 3:45 PM at the daily status meeting, E1 presented a completed investigation report. On 01/27/12 at 11:55AM E1 was asked if the incident was reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) after the incident was reported to the facility. E1 stated, “I thought I had 24 hours to report the incident.”
  • Failure to develop complete care plans for residents: “Review of all reviewed residents current care plans does not identify a care plan related to high cholesterol.; its goals and approaches. Interview with E6(Registered Nurse) on 3-14-12 at 11:30 AM stated that the nurses monitor the residents for potential side effects and will notify the doctor as warranted. Interview with E3(Director of Nursing) on 3-14-12 at 1:30 PM stated that all residents with high cholesterol should have an individualized care plan.”
  • Failure to take measures to prevent the development of pressure sores: “Review of the comprehensive care plan dating back to 03/02/11 showed no preventive pressure relieving measures to address avoiding pressure ulcers. The comprehensive care plan did not address complications that often put patients with [MEDICAL CONDITION] at higher risk for developing skin problems due to decreased sensation and decreased mobility. The initial reference to the then existing pressure wounds was on 11/30/11 related to pressure ulcer treatment.”
  • Failure to keep the rate of medication errors below 5%: “Observed E13 check R32’s blood sugar with glucometer; results displayed 333. Interview with E13 on 1-25-12 at 11:25 AM, states R32 is suppose to get 8 units of insulin. Observed during medicine pass on 1-25-12 at 11:25 AM draw up in syringe 9 units of [MEDICATION NAME]for R32. Surveyor prompted E13 twice to discard one unit of insulin before it was given to R32. Observed during medicine pass on 1-25-12 at 12:46 PM E13 give medicine to R33 [MEDICATION NAME] 300 milligrams. Interview with E13 on 1-25-12 at 12:47 PM, states [MEDICATION NAME] is not available. E13 states she ordered [MEDICATION NAME] yesterday and this morning. E13 states she called the medicine twice to pharmacy but that you can fax the request also.”
Chicago, IL Nursing Home Attorneys

The Illinois Nursing Home Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent families and individuals who have suffered an episode of abuse or neglect during an admission to a facility. Many of our nursing home lawsuits involve the following situations:

  • Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
  • Repeated Falls
  • Dropped Patients
  • Fractures
  • Medication Errors
  • Physical Abuse
  • Patient Wandering
  • Wrongful Death
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If your loved one has been abused or neglected during an admission to Balmoral Home, or a different skilled nursing facility in Illinois, you should contact an attorney to determine your legal rights. Our nursing home lawyers have experience getting superior results for all types of cases. Put our team to work for your family and get the results that you deserve. All of our initial consultations are free and we never charge a fee without a recovery for you. Talk to an experienced attorney today (888) 424-5757

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Disclaimer: The above inspection findings are take from public sources including the State Department of Health and from Medicare inspection conducted at the facility at least every fifteen months. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers cannot confirm that the content on this site is the most recent information related to the facilities mentions.

The inspection findings published are not complete. You may find the most up to date information here: dph.illinois.gov or medicare.gov.

The deficiencies/citations listed on this page may have been corrected or substantially corrected after the date of the inspection and date of publishing this material. This page is a legal advertisement and a resource of information for visitors. This material is not endorsed by the facility noted or by any governmental agency. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers does not have any affiliation with the facility.

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