Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Chicago Ridge Nursing Center

Chicago Ridge Nursing Center

Chicago Ridge Nursing Center is a nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Chicago Ridge Nursing Center
10602 Southwest Highway
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415 
Website: not available

This living facility is capable of providing 231 bed spaces for the elderly citizens of Illinois as well as for patients in need of rehabilitation or bed rest. According to state nursing home records, patients admitted to the facilities are brought in due to the following conditions:

  • Blood Disorders
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Circulatory System
  • Digestive System
  • Respiratory System
  • Mental Illness

Details on the cases of nursing home negligence found at Chicago Ridge Nursing Center

A nursing home survey carried out by private health inspection firms and the State Department of Health, discovered poor patient care, inadequate patient supervision and cases of abuse which can be construed as patient negligence. The nursing home lawyers of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers reviewed the findings of ProPublica—a private health survey firm—and discovered the following:

  • Failure to utilize preventative measures for pressure sores: “During the initial interview on October 12, 2010 with the Director of Nursing (E3), R9 was observed in bed with one pillow underneath the head and one pillow on the side of the middle back. When E3, Director of Nursing pulled the blankets off of R9. Surveyor observed R9’s right knee on top of his left knee with no preventative barrier to keep the bony prominences of both knees from touching each other. An interview was obtained from E3, (DON) right after the observation. Surveyor asked if the facility uses preventative barriers for residents that need it. E3 (DON) responded yes and called for E10 (CNA) to provide a preventative barrier for R9.”
  • Failure to firmly secure handrails: “During the environmental tour of the facility on 10/14/10 at 1:00 PM with E2 (assistant administrator) and E18 (maintenance), it was observed that all the handrails in all corridors in the basement near the physical therapy was very loose and three supports for the rails had become detached from the wall. E18 stated when interviewed at this time that residents do use this area of the basement frequently. E18 further stated that he had not been made aware by residents or other staff members that the handrails were in need of repair.”
  • Failure to give appropriate care for feeding tubes and ensure that the tubes are clean: “R 4 has a diagnosis which include several rounds of antibiotic therapy for varies infections. He is therefore prone and at a greater risk for reinfection. During medication tour of the facility on 10-13-10, R 4 was to receive [MEDICATION NAME] 25 ml for pain per [MEDICAL CONDITION] tube ([DEVICE]). E17 (RN) proceeded to give the medication. The [MEDICAL
    CONDITION] tube’s stopcock was observed. The stopcock was a 3 way, access which looked worn and dingy in color. One opening was connecting to the feeding line. One was closed. One was open to air. The one open to air had a large amount of dark substances in the interior of the opening. This section had no cap on it, exposing it continually to the outside air. When the stopcock is rotated to give water, medications and the infusion, this unclean area is exposed to the water and the tube feeding which flowed directly into the abdomen.”
  • Failure to provide a Gradual Dose Reduction when appropriate: “October 13, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., review of (R5)’s medical record shows that (R5) has never had a GDR since his initial order for [MEDICATION NAME]. R5 was prescribed 50mg of [MEDICATION NAME] on August 2007 and remains on the same dosage of [MEDICATION NAME] at present date.”
  • Failure to disinfect a glucometer following a blood glucose check: “During medication pass on 9/13/11 at 3:25 PM E4, RN (Registered Nurse) administered Novulin Regular Insulin 30 units to R31 without wearing gloves. Following the injection E4 took his bare hand and wiped the injection site with an alcohol prep pad. E4 then replaced the glucometer into the medication cart without wiping it down with a disinfectant solution.”

Chicago Ridge, 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:

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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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