Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Brentwood Sub-Acute Healthcare Center

Brentwood Sub-Acute Healthcare Center Brentwood Sub-Acute Healthcare Center

The Brentwood Sub-Acute health center which is located at:

Brentwood Sub-Acute Healthcare Center
5400 West 87th Street,
Burbank, IL 60459

Is a nursing home which provides bed space for 163 senior citizens and patients recuperating from an injury and according to the state nursing home database, the health center provides independent care for patients with the following health related issues:

  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Dysfunctional Digestive System
  • Dysfunctional Respiratory System
  • Neoplasms
  • Skin Disorders
  • Nervous System issues
  • Endocrine/Metabolic disorders
  • Dysfunctional Circulatory System
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • And other medical conditions
The Appalling Discoveries Regarding Patient Care at Brentwood Sub-Acute Health Center

The surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and other private health inspection firms discovered different episodes of poor patient care and abuse at the health center which could be interpreted as nursing home negligence. The nursing home attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers reviewed the findings of ProPublica and following episodes:

  • Inadequate Follow up to a Patent Fall: “On 1013/11 at 12:35pm E12 ( clinical coordinator), said that she recalls R1’s room mate was heard calling out on 7/28/11 that R1 had fallen out of the wheel chair. E12 said that she recalls finding R1 lying on the floor on her left side. E12 said that she and another staff assisted R1 back to bed and said that R1 complained that she hit her head on the right side. E12 said that she assessed R1 and no injury was observed, E12 said there were no bruising or swelling noted and R1 had no complaints of pain. E12 said that R1’s was assessed to be alert and oriented to person, place and time. E12 said that R1 said that she was trying to lean forward to reach for the call light which was out of reach on the bedside table. E12 said that there was no wheel chair alarm alerting when R1 fell out of the wheel chair. E12 said that staff were alerted when R1’s room mate yelled out that R1 had fallen to the floor. E12 said that R1’s attending physician was notified that R1 fell from the wheel chair and that R1 alleged she hit her head on the right side. E12 also said that she also told the attending physician that R1’s room mate said that she observed R1 falling from the wheel chair and that R1 didn’t hit her head. E12 said that the attending physician gave orders for neuro-check for the next 72 hours and continue to monitor R1. E12 said that R1 had no complaints of headache or pain after the fall inicident on 7/28/11. E12 said that she was aware of R1 being at risk for falls and said that R1 was in the fall prevention program. E12 said that R1’s intervention for falls included ensuring the call light was accessible to R1 and that R1 tabs monitor was in place. E12 said that it was the certified nurse aid / nursing responsiblity to ensure that the call light cord is within R1’s reach, and that the tabs monitor alarm is applied and in working order.”
  • Inadequate supervision and Planning for Patients Prone to Wandering: “Nurse’s note dated 3/17/12, Day Shift, documents R2 as having wandering behaviors. E8 (Nurse) documents that R2 is demanding to go home, “I want to go home now”. E8 attempted to place the departure alert device on R2, but R2 refused and grabbed E8’s hand saying “get away”. Physician Order Sheet dated 3/17/12 documents an order for [MEDICATION ORDERS REDACTED] Nurse’s Note dated 3/18/12, 9:30am, documents R2 stating “I’m going home now” and throwing clothes out of the closet. At 10:15am, E8 documents that the departure alert device was placed on R2’s right ankle. At 11am, E8 documents that R2 has removed the device from right ankle and E8 is unable to reapply the device due to R2 kicking E8. There was no comprehensive care plan initiated for R2’s behaviors of wandering and refusing to wear the departure alert device or plan developed for checking the device every shift.”
  • Failure to have medication available: “On 6/21/10 at 8:40 pm E4 (Registered Nurse) prepared medications for R29. E4 was unable to locate the [MEDICATION NAME] for R29 and removed a bottle of [MEDICATION NAME] from R6’s medication bag. E4 withdrew the [MEDICATION NAME] from R6’s bottle and administered it to R29. The “Medication Management Program” dated 10/2008 under “Step II: Preparing for the Medication Pass” #7 states “Medication supplied for an individual patient/resident are not administered to another patient/resident.”
  • Failure to Consult a Psychiatrist before Medicating  a Patient:“On 6-24-10 at 2:20 PM, E5/Care Plan Coordinator for R19’s unit stated that when a resident is admitted on antipsychotic medications the social worker does a psychiatric consult so the psychiatrist can make a recommendation regarding the appropriateness of continuing the medication. On 6-24-10 at 2:25 PM, E6/Social Worker for R19’s unit stated that no psychiatric consultation had been done for R19 since admitted 3 months ago because Z4/Psychiatrist has been sick and there are too many for Z3/Psychiatrist to handle because of the large of admissions at the facility. On 6-24-10 at 2:30 PM, E3/Director of Nursing stated that facility practice is to utilize a psychiatrist to manage antipsychotic medications and that a consultation for R19 by Z3 would be requested.”
  • Poor Sanitary procedures for Handling Equipment: “E4 (Registered Nurse) conducted medication pass on 6/21/10 beginning at 8:40 pm. E4 stated R29 was in isolation for VRE ([MEDICATION NAME] Resistant [MEDICATION NAME]) of the blood and [MEDICAL CONDITION] ([MEDICAL CONDITION]). E4 entered the room of R29 at 8:40 pm wearing a gown and gloves. E4 was unable to aspirate contents from the [MEDICAL CONDITION] tube as it “was clogged” according to E4 at that time. E4 stripped the tubing with her gloved hands and was able to unclog the [MEDICAL CONDITION] tube. E4’s hands had [MEDICAL CONDITION] contents on them from stripping the tubing. Without changing gloves E4 reached under her gown and obtained her personal stethoscope from around her neck and placed it on R29’s abdomen to inject an air [MEDICATION NAME] for placement verification. E4 placed the stethoscope back around her neck without cleansing the stethoscope. E4 stated the tubing had become disconnected from the continuous feeding so E4 reached under her gown (without changing soiled gloves) to obtain a roll of tape, removed the tape from her pocket, taped the [MEDICAL CONDITION] tube to the tube feeding and placed the contaminated taped back in her pocket. E4 did not wash her hands before entering the room or leaving the room.”
Experienced Nursing Home Attorneys at Burbank, IL

The Illinois nursing home attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers are experienced in providing legal counsel to families and individuals who have suffered any form of nursing home negligence. We have successfully represented patients admitted into any nursing home in Illinois. Many of our nursing home lawsuits involve the following situations:

  • Errors in patient Medication
  • Poor sanitary Conditions
  • Use of Hazardous Equipment
  • Inadequate Patient Supervision
  • Fracture and Injuries caused by neglect
  • Poor Patient Transportation Procedures
  • Wrongful Deaths
  • Bed Sores/Pressure Sores
  • And other cases of physical abuse
Are you concerned about a loved one at an Illinois nursing facility? Contact us today

If your loved one has been a subject to any of the above cases of negligence at Brentwood Sub-Acute Healthcare Center, do not keep the pain and frustration to yourself. You can seek legal counsel to evaluate your options or you can initiate a live chat with any of our representatives.

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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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