The majority of nursing home abuse and neglect lawsuits are filed on behalf of victims in nursing facilities who receive inadequate care at the hands of their caregivers. Filing a lawsuit or claim for compensation provides safeguards to our most vulnerable citizens in society.
Our team of dedicated advocacy attorneys help protect the legal rights of Illinois nursing home residents. We publish publicly available updated information on the safety concerns and opened investigations of nursing homes and throughout Illinois.Courtyard Healthcare Center
Courtyard Healthcare Center is a 145-certified Medicaid/Medicare-participating nursing facility providing medical services to the residents of Berwyn and Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
3601 South Harlem Avenue
Berwyn, IL 60402
The facility also provides rehabilitation services including physical, occupational and speech therapy along with cardiac care, respite care, in-house dialysis and hospice services.Nursing Home Patient Safety Concerns
Throughout the year, the federal government updates its nursing home comparison website www.Medicare.gov using a star rating summary. The website is often used by families to make a decision and placing a loved one under nursing care. Currently, Courtyard Healthcare Center maintains an overall one out of five available stars compared to other facilities throughout the United States. This includes two out of five stars for quality measures and one out of five stars for both staffing problems and health inspections.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous complaints concerning Courtyard Healthcare Center. Some of these cases include:
- Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of the Spread of Infection:
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free of Facility Acquired Pressure Sores:
- Failure to Provide Residents an Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/11/2014, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for their failure “to follow their contact isolation policy and procedures for [2 residents at the facility].” This is in response to a 3/5/14 incident involving two residents who “resided in the same room, both residents have a diagnosis of C. diff. On 3/10/14 [1 resident] was in the recliner. [A nurse’s aide] brought [that resident] back into the room. [The nurse’s aide] did not wear gloves or a gown upon entering the room, touching the recliner, touching [the resident], and touching equipment. [The nurses aide] then left the room without washing your hands with either antibacterial gel or soap and water.] [The nurse’s aide] continued down the hallway to the front information desk, and touched items on the desk. [The nurse’s aide] stated ‘I should have worn gloves and a gown, and wash my hands when leaving the room’.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/19/13, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for their failure “to follow interventions and position change for pressure ulcer management of [a resident].” This is in response to an observation made on 4/16/13 of a patient in isolation for MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus) of sacral wounds. “Both lower legs were wrapped in a gauze bandage which [the treating nurse] stated [the resident] moves a lot causing skin breakdown to the lower legs.” However, on 4/17/13, the surveyor observed the resident remaining in the same position from 10:20 a.m. until 1 PM “with no repositioning in the chair.” This is in violation of the facility’s policy to minimize the potential degradation of existing pressure sores.
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 09/10/2015, complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to follow a plan of care and utilize medical lift on [2 residents].” In part, this is in response to an 8/30/15 incident at the facility where a resident “was transferred from her wheelchair to the bed by [a certified nurse aide]. [That nurse’s aide] moved [the resident] from the wheelchair. [The resident] slid from her hands and fell to the floor mat next to the bed. [The nurse’s aide] requested help by staff and [the resident] was placed in bed. [The resident] did not sustain injury.”
if you, or a loved one, have suffered injuries, abuse or neglect while residing at Courtyard Healthcare Center or any other facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal remedies. Our team of dedicated Berwyn, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can build your case for financial compensation. We encourage you to call our law office today at (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free, no obligation consultation.