Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Hickory Nursing Pavilion
Hickory Nursing Pavilion is a 34 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:
Hickory Nursing Pavilion
9246 South Roberts Road
Hickory Hills, IL 60457
According to state nursing home data, the patients at Hickory Nursing Pavilion are primarily admitted for the care relating to the following areas:
- Alzheimer Disease
- Blood Disorders
- Circulatory System
- Mental Illness
- Respiratory System
- Skin Disorders
- Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
- Other Medical Conditions
The Appalling Discoveries Regarding Patient Care at Hickory Nursing Pavilion
According to data from nursing home surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health other agencies, there have been numerous episodes of poor patient care, resident abuse and at Hickory Nursing Pavilion which can be construed as nursing home negligence. Our nursing home attorneys reviewed data compiled by ProPublica and found the following conditions that can be construed as nursing home negligence:
- Failure to investigate resident to resident abuse: “On 10/17/11 at 9:30a.m during initial tour of south wing R 1 was in the room sitting on the chair, when asked what R 1 will be doing later today R 1 stated “I always stay in my room all day because my roommate (R 12) has threaten me so many times and has stolen from me. (R 12) has weapons on him.” R 1 further stated reports have been made to E 1(administrator) and E 6 PRSD (Psych Rehabilitation Service Director) on numerous times without any solution to his problem “they referring to E 1 (administrator) and E 6 (PRSD) always say nothing. R 1 stated, the police was finally called last week on R 12 and some of the weapons were taken away.” ON 10/19/11 at 4:00p.m no report or documented investigation conducted by the facility thereby not following their policy on abuse prevention program procedures. R 1 and R 12 are still residing in the same room.”
- Failure to provide accessible call lights to all residents: “Interview with R 16 on 10/19/2011 at 1:10 PM stated “If I am taking a shower and no one is around I am unable to get the call light. I am afraid of falling and no one will know.” On 10/17/11 at 9:52 am during initial tour with E 3, in room [ROOM NUMBER], R 7, and R 17 both were in bed. Neither residents call light was in reach. Later during the day it was noted that R 17 had loose stools. On 10/17/11 at 9:56 am in room [ROOM NUMBER], R 8 who has MS (Muscular [MEDICAL CONDITION]) and bilateral upper extremity contracture was sitting in her wheelchair, the call light was not in sight. When E 3 traced the call light for R 8, it was noted to be a regular pull string, not a special touch button for an individual with a handicap.”
- Failure to maintain safe conditions within the nursing home: “On 10/17/2011 during initial tour at 9:50 am E 9 CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) was observed to all of a sudden slide a few feet toward the surveyor. She had a frightened look on her face. When looking down there is a large puddle of water on the floor (approximately 5 feet by 5 feet). The area is dark and not well lit. The water appears to be coming from bathroom number three on the north unit. E 5 knocked on the door of the bathroom and R 17 states “I am going to the bathroom. More water continues to come out of the bathroom. Surveyor asked E 9 if the resident needed assistance getting out of the bathroom with so much water on the floor. E 9 Then went in the bathroom to assist E 9 out of the bathroom. Both the resident and E 9 had a difficult time to walk through water. The water extended into the hallway to the nursing station and got to be about 12 feet in length. The water in the bathroom was approximately 2 inches deep. At 9:55 am while three housekeepers and E 5 were trying to get all of the water up another bathroom across the hall and to the south ( bathroom [ROOM NUMBER] started to flood with water.)”
- Failure to implement the facility’s staff to resident abuse policy: “Review of the documented statements given on 9/22/10 by the witness (E9/CNA) had the following written: “As I was in the break room. Resident (R16) in room… was yelling and screaming. As I walked out of the break room and looked into the room CNA (E8) slapped resident R16 in her face. R16 began holding her face and crying E8 then began pacifying resident to calm down. I then went to get Social Service Director informed her what happened. She then removed resident from room and took her to nearest room rehab room. I then went to our Administrator and Director of Nursing to inform them on what happened.” The administrator was interviewed several times on 12/02/10. When asked E1, E1 said that E8 slapping a R16 was an assault and possible crime. However, E1 said that the police were never called to investigate this possible crime. This did not follow the facility’s policy.”
Nursing Home Attorneys Hickory Hills, IL
The Illinois Nursing Home Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC 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
- Physical Abuse
- Patient Wandering
- Repeated Falls
- Medication Errors
- Wrongful Death
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