When a family is faced with the only option of placing an elderly loved one in a nursing home, they are mainly concerned of their well-being and the type of care the facility will provide. According to the CDC, nursing homes report on average about 100 to 200 falls every year. Sadly, the Waukegan nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many nursing home residents who have suffered serious injuries or death as a result of a fall at their facility.
Our law firm maintains a commitment to serve as a legal advocate for every injured nursing home resident in Illinois. We publish publicly available up-to-date information detailing opened investigations, filed complaints safety concerns of assisted-living facilities, skilled nursing homes, rehabilitation centers and health care centers statewide. This information provides invaluable insight to help determine which nursing facility provides optimal care.
Bayside Terrace is a 168-bed skilled nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Waukegan and Lake County Illinois. The center is located at:
1100 South Lewis Ave.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Nursing Facility Residents Safety Concerns
Each year, the federal government releases star rating summaries evaluating nursing facilities, assisted-living homes, rehabilitation centers and healthcare centers nationwide. Currently, Bayside Terrace maintains an overall four out of five star rating which is above average compared to other facilities in the United States. This includes three out of five stars for health inspections and five out of five stars for quality measures.
However, the Waukegan nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found various complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving Bayside Terrace. Some of these concerns involve:
- Failure to Provide a Residential Atmosphere Free of Accident Hazards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 08/20/2014, a notation during an annual certification survey states that the “facility failed to ensure resident safety by not assessing and developing interventions to prevent falls for a resident who had six falls in the past four months. The facility failed to keep chemicals in a locked storage, and failed to ensure resident safety by allowing a space heater in the residence room.” This negligent management of the facility jeopardized seven residents.
In another summary statement of deficiencies dated 02/10/2012, a complaint investigation was opened claiming that the facility had failed “to provide adequate monitoring prior to injury, failed to call a physician immediately after injury occurred, and failed to send resident to hospital emergency room after self injury.” This is in response to an incident involving a resident diagnosed with “major depression, bipolar with psychotic features, anxiety and a history of suicidal ideations and self injuries.” On 1/23/12, the resident complained to nursing staff that her “depression had worsened and she wanted to go to the drugstore, buy a razor and cut her stomach.” However, “no physician was notified of her suicidal ideations.”
On 1/25/12, the resident “went to the drugstore and bought herself some razor blades as she had threatened staff to do on 1/23/12 and [the resident] cut her abdomen. [The resident] was sent to the hospital on 1/25/12 after nursing staff informed the psychologists of [the resident’s] suicidal ideations and her infliction of self injury.”
Waukegan Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or your loved one, have suffered injuries, damages or harm while residing in Bayside Terrace or any nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our legal team of Waukegan Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys will protect your rights and stop the abuse now. Our law firm can take immediate action to hold those responsible for your harm legally accountable for your financial damages.
We urge you to make contact with our offices today by phone at (888) 424-5757 or through our online chat room so we can discuss your case for compensation. We accept all wrongful death claims, personal injury lawsuits and mistreatment, neglect and abuse cases on contingency. This means all of your legal fees are paid only when we negotiate your settlement out of court or win an award in a jury trial.