Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Franciscan Village

Franciscan Village

Franciscan_Village

Franciscan Village is a nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Franciscan Village
1270 Franciscan Drive
Lemont, IL 60439
Website: http://www.franciscanvillagelemont.com/

It Is a nursing home which provides bed space for approximately 127 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:

  • Blood Disorders
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Mental Illness
  • Circulatory System
  • Dysfunctional Respiratory System
  • Dysfunctional Digestive System
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Nervous System
  • Other Medical Conditions

The Appalling Discoveries Regarding Patient Care at Franciscan Village

The surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and other private health inspection firms discovered different episodes of poor patient care, medication errors 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:

  • Failure to keep residents free of neglect: “Based on clinical record review, review of hospital records, review of EMT (emergency medical transportation) records, review of facility’s policy r/t significant changes, interviews and observation the facility failed to ensure that 1 resident was free from neglect as evidenced by the facility’s failure to: 1. Monitor and comprehensively assess a resident (R2) who had increasing lethargy, sluggishness and decreased responsiveness over 48 hours in the facility. 2. Notify the physician of this medical change at the onset of these symptoms. 3. Provide evidence that a resident received pain medication as ordered by the physician including one topical pain patch being removed before another one is applied. 4. Ensure an accurate and complete assessment, monitor, document, and evaluate the effectiveness of pain medication given for chronic pain including adverse effects. These failures resulted in R2 becoming increasingly sleepy/lethargic over a 24-48 hour period while at the facility. EMT (emergency medical transportation) was called to transfer R2 to a local hospital, however while preparing for transfer EMT staff found four pain patches ([MEDICATION NAME]) on R2 and informed the nurse. [MEDICATION NAME] (narcotic antagonist) intravenous push was required to stabilize R2 enroute to the hospital. R2 was admitted to the ICU (intensive care unit) of this local hospital with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED].”
  • Failure to identify residents correctly prior to administering medication: “This failure resulted in a drop in R1’s blood pressure resulting in an emergency hospital admission.  The facility incident report of 7/31/09 completed by (E7/Assistant Director of Nursing) in part denotes, “R1 came up to nurse (E3/charge nurse) for AM meds, E3 asked are you R2? The Resident (R1) who has Dementia, stated, Yes I am. (R1) was in fact (R2). E3 gave R1 the medication for R2….R1 was admitted to the hospital with [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. E8 (Administrator) interviewed on 8/19/09 stated,” all residents have pictures, we use for ID, nurses are supposed to check the pictures before giving medications. We have taken new pictures and inserviced all staff since the incident. We have taken new pictures and inserviced all staff since the incident.”
  • Failure to remove medication patches as indicated by physician order: “According to the ambulance EMS report, at 2:57pm R1’s blood pressure was recorded at systolic 80/p, and the comments section of the EMS report indicates that that (2) [MEDICATION NAME] were found on R1’s body. According to the hospital record initial assessment tool dated 3:48pm, R1 was brought to the emergency room related to altered mental status. However the assessment tool indicates that there were 2 [MEDICATION NAME] found on R1’s body. The assessment tool indicated the patches were removed related to low blood pressure. According to the emergency room initial assessment tool, R1’s first blood pressure was recorded at 76/54, heart rate 128, respirations rate 26, and temperature of 102.9 degrees. R1’s mental status was assessed to be lethargic, and unresponsive, and skin assessed to be hot, pale and dry.”

Experienced Nursing Home Attorneys in Lemont, IL

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:

  • Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
  • Dropped Patients
  • Fractures
  • Inadequate Patient Supervision
  • Medication Errors
  • Physical Abuse
  • Patient Wandering
  • Repeated Falls
  • Wrongful Death

Are you concerned about a loved one? Why not Seek Legal Counsel Today

If your loved one has been a subject to any of the above cases of negligence at the Franciscan Village, 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.

Call the numbers on your screen (888) 424-5757 for a quick consultation with a nursing home attorney at no cost for we charge the vulnerable and injured nothing till you get the justice you rightly deserve.

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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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