Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Lakeview Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Lakeview Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Lakeview Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

Lakeview Rehabilitation & Nursing Center is a 178 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Lakeview Rehabilitation & Nursing Center
735 West Diversey
Chicago, IL 60614
Website: http://www.lakeviewnursing.com/

According to the state nursing data on the rehabilitation center, patients are admitted to the nursing home facilities due to the following health complications:

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Blood Disorders
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Nervous System
  • Circulatory System
  • Mental Illness
  • Digestive System
  • Developmental Disability
  • Neoplasms
  • Respiratory System
  • Skin Disorders
  • Other Medical Conditions

Concerning Findings about the Patient Care at Lakeview Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

A survey conducted by the Illinois State Department of Health and other private agencies discovered numerous cases of poor patient supervision, inadequate care equipment and abuse which can be construed as nursing home negligence. On reviewing the surveys of ProPublica, the nursing home attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers discovered the following episodes which can be construed as negligence:

  • Failure to effectively manage pain:  “The nurse (Z3) that cared for R20 at the [MEDICAL TREATMENT] center was interviewed by phone on 8/2010. Z3 reported that R20 comes to the [MEDICAL TREATMENT] center sometimes in severe pain. Z3 said, “There are times we can’t manage her because she’s in pain. She says her bottom hurts… When she gets her pain medication before she comes she’s OK. Sometimes she comes in a lot of pain. She’s disruptive. We have to keep reminding them (the facility staff) to give her pain medication… No problem with her as long as she takes her pain medication. If not, she’s disruptive and we have to send her back. She misses treatments or we have to cut her treatment short.” Z1 was interviewed on 8/17/10. Z2 stated that R20’s disruptive behaviors were caused by her “arriving at [MEDICAL TREATMENT] in pain.” Z2 stated, “All we have is Tylenol. I talked to multiple people there (at the facility), it’s like I’m getting the run around… It’s not fair for her to be in pain for over 4 hours and not get anything in this day. If she gets the [MEDICATION NAME] before she comes she’s all right… She (R20) is acting out because her leg and back hurts. No psychiatric problem. When she gets the [MEDICATION NAME], she’s (R20) is calm and comfortable.”
  • Failure to prevent serious medication errors: “R20 is an [AGE] year old resident with multiple [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. [MEDICATION ORDERS REDACTED]”a heightened risk for causing significant patient harm when used in error”. During the medication pass observation on 8/18/10 with E7, Nurse, E7 told surveyor that R20 is out of the [MEDICATION NAME] and it needs to be re-ordered. E7 stated that R20 may have received the last dose at 6am and the nurse who used the last dose should have placed the re-order. Resultantly, R20 did not receive this medication as ordered. E3 stated during an interview on 8/19/10, that this medication is included in the facility’s convenience box and that E7 should have gotten it from there and administer to the R20. E3 stated that this
    medication should not have been omitted by E7.”
  • Failure to notify physician of a resident’s change in condition: “R6’s medication regimen includes antihypertensive medications, [MEDICATION NAME] and Carvedilol. During the medication pass observation with E6, Nurse, on 8/18/10 at 8:50am, E6 told surveyor that R6’s blood pressure reading was 110/64. E6 went on to say that she would exercise her own discretion and ‘hold’ these two medications and contact R6’s physician. At approximately 11:45am (three hours later) surveyor asked E6 if R6’s physician was contacted. E6 replied that she had not yet contact the physician. R6’s Nurses Notes shows a documentation at 3:20pm where E6 made attempts to contact the physician. A 6:45pm documentation states the physician was made aware of the low blood pressure reading and a telephone order was obtained from the physician to ‘hold blood pressure medication if systolic reading is less than 95.”
  • Failure to notify physician of elevated glucose levels: “R1’s diabetic control chart result sheets were documented 24 instances of high glucose levels between 4/27/11 and 9/11/11.  The medical doctor was not notified of the above elevated blood sugars. On 09/14/11 at 2:11 P.M. at the 2nd floor nurse station E15 (nurse) stated,” If there is a blood sugar elevated above a set parameter. I would call the medical doctor and chart the result in the nurse notes”.
  • Failure to ensure access to a call light system: “On 8/20/10 at 8:30am, R7 was observed in bed, awake. R7 spends most time in bed and or chair due to limited movability. R7’s call light was lying on the floor, out of R7’s reach.”

Chicago, 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:

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

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If your loved one has been abused or neglected during an admission to Lakeview Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, or a different skilled nursing facility in Illinois, you should contact an attorney to determine your legal rights. Our nursing home lawyers have experience getting superior results for all types of cases. Put our team to work for your family and get the results that you deserve. All of our initial consultations are free and we never charge a fee without a recovery for you. Talk to an experienced attorney today (888) 424-5757

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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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