Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Brightview Care Center

Brightview Care Center

Brightview Care Center

Brightview Care Center is a 155 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Brightview Care Center
4538 North Beacon
Chicago, IL 60640
Website: http://www.brightviewcare.com/

It provides independent living assistance to the elderly citizens on Illinois as well as to patients recuperating from terminal illnesses. The facility which has the capacity to provide assistance to approximately 155 patients is registered with the state nursing home as a health center providing assistance to patients admitted for the following:

  • Mental Illness
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System
  • Neoplasm
  • Developmental Disability
  • Circulatory System Dysfunction
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Digestive System Dysfunction
  • Endocrine/Metabolic Isuues
  • Skin Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders

Incredulous Discoveries Concerning Patient Care At Brightview Care Center

A survey conducted on the level of care provided to patients admitted into the Brightview Care Center, by the Illinois Department of Health, showed that patients experienced periods of poor care and abuse during their stay. The nursing home attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers reviewed the survey reports of ProPublica and discovered the following episodes which could be construed as nursing home negligence:

  • Failure to make call lights accessible for all residents:  “During initial tour on 11/16/10 at 9:50 am R27 was in bed with curtains drawn. Call light mechanism of string with clip was hanging on wall outside of reach of R27. E4 (Assistant Director of Nursing) stated, “(R27) is able to pull call light. (R27) needs assist.” During continuation of initial tour on 11/16/10 at 10:10 am (R2) call light was hanging off the bed and inaccessible. E4 (A.D.O.N) stated, ” yes, he’s (R2) able to use call light. Needs assist to get out of bed.”
  • Failure to give treatment to prevent the development of bedsores: “On 11/17/10 at approximately 9am, R11 was observed receiving perineal hygiene care being performed by E20, Certified Nurses Aid (CNA). E20, while changing R11’s bed linens, forcibly pulled the draw sheet from under R11, which was in direct contact with R11’s buttocks, causing a friction rub between the draw sheet and R11’s skin. Upon making this observation surveyor asked E20 if he knew what ‘shearing’ is, to which E20 was not able to give a correct response. Surveyor proceeded to explain to E20 that the technique he used to change the draw sheet has created a friction rub on R11’s buttocks and could result in further skin breakdown. E20 was in agreement with surveyor’s observation. E15, Treatment Nurse, was present and had no comments. R11’s right buttocks was observed to have nine areas of skin breakdown and the left buttocks with four areas of skin breakdown. All thirteen areas were noted with non-intact skin. E15 told surveyor that these areas of breakdown were not present during wound care on the previous day. E20 also stated he was not aware of this skin breakdown.”
  • Failure to investigate allegations of sexual abuse: “R20 is a [AGE] year old resident admitted to the facility on [DATE] with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. When asked about other experience at the facility and her impression of staff treatment, R20 said that a named member of the housekeeping staff touched her inappropriately, which was reported to staff and investigated by the facility. R20 says the housekeeping staff still works at the facility and said, “I don’t trust him”, “I’m scared of him”, “I don’t feel safe here“. R20 said inappropriate touching from this employee occurred more than once over the past year and the most recent occurrence was in April or May of this year. During the daily status meeting on 11/18/10 facility provided survey team with a memorandum dated 9/24/09 from a member of the facility’s corporate staff, stating that allegation was investigated and concluded that based on R20’s social history and behavior, there were no unresolved questions about the allegations that required further investigation. Survey team requested from facility to review the investigation documentation which was provided to the team on 11/19/10. This document conformed that the investigation was concluded on 9/24/09. Z8 was then asked what will be done about the information passed on by surveyor to E11, Z8 referred surveyor to the 9/24/09 investigation. The facility did not conduct an investigation of this new information reported by survey team.”
  • Failure to provide adequate, accurate, and timely care: “During general observations on 11/16/10 at approximately 10:30am, R7 was observed in bed, awake and alert. The surgical incision site on R7’s chest was exposed and the wound appeared swollen and beet-red in color, with sutures intact. Oxygen therapy was in progress, the oxygen nasal cannula in place with the left segment of tube taped to R7’s left cheek and not behind the ear. R7’s left ear was not visible behind her hair and at surveyor’s request R7 pushed her hair aside for a view of the left ear. There was no dressing on the earlobe and there was a notable area on laceration at the junction of the left earlobe and the head. When surveyor asked R7 about the origin of this wound, R7 stated she did not want to talk about it as she does not want to get anyone in trouble. R7 was noted to have a lacerated wound to the left earlobe, which, per R7’s report to hospital staff, was a result of the Oxygen nasal cannula cord being too tight around R7’s face. Z6 stated that R7 said complained repeatedly to facility staff about cord being too tight and that facility staff failed to address R7’s complaint. Nursing notes state the physician was contacted at 3:30pm, family at 6pm and resident transferred out at 6:17pm. There is a late entry note dated 11/18/10 at 5:44pm stating R7 was transferred to the hospital on [DATE] at 4:30pm. Nursing notes shows no evidence that timely and comprehensive assessments of R7’s chest incision and left ear laceration having been done. Z6 told surveyor during an interview on 11/19/10 at 1pm that R7 underwent surgical intervention for an infected chest mass.”
  • Failure to ensure residents are free from serious medication errors: “Based on observation, interview and record review, the facility failed to administer [MEDICATION NAME] repeatedly, a significant Diabetic medication. During medication pass observation on 11/17/10 at 8:30 am E16 (Licensed Practical Nurse) did not administer [MEDICATION NAME] Sulfate 325 milligram orally BID (twice a day) and [MEDICATION NAME] HCL 500 milligram orally BID (twice a day, 9 am & 5 pm) as ordered by the physician for R25. E17 (L.P.N) crushed the extended release formulation of potassium and mixed with applesauce. E17 (LPN) proceeded to the bedside to administer medications and was stopped by surveyor prior to administration. E17 (LPN) stated, “Crushing it is only way I can get her to take it.” Surveyor asked E17 (LPN), “is that extended release?” E17 (LPN) responded, “I don’t know.” On 11/18/10 at 1:45 pm Z2 (Pharmacy clinical management) stated, “should not crush extended release potassium. Damage release mechanism. Don’t want it be immediate release. Could have GI (gastrointestinal) effects.”

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Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers are experienced in providing closure to victims of nursing home negligence and abuse in Illinois. Our nursing home lawyers have successfully taking up the cause of numerous victims of nursing home negligence during their admission into living facilities. We have handled nursing home lawsuits about the following situations:

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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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