The health, safety and well-being of residents in nursing homes is often highly dependent on the efficiency, training and skills of the medical staff at the facility. In many situations, the nursing staff is required to handle infection control and proper medication management all while meeting the health and hygiene requirements of every resident. Sadly, the Springfield nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent many victims of nursing home neglect, abuse or mistreatment at the hands of their caregivers.
Our legal team remains committed to providing legal advocacy to every Illinois nursing home resident in an effort to optimize their level of care and well-being. We publish up-to-date publicly available information outlining the safety concerns, opened investigations and filed complaints against nursing facilities statewide. This information provides a valuable solution for families in need of placing a loved one in a qualified and competent nursing facility.Lewis Memorial Christian Village
Lewis Memorial Christian Village is a 171-skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility providing medical services to the residents of Springfield and Sangamon County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
3400 W. Washington
Springfield, IL 62702
The facility provides a skilled nursing solutions including medical assistance to residents who require complex care. This can involve medical, restorative and rehabilitation solutions along with long-term care.Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
Each year, the federal government post the latest star rating summaries of every nursing facility nationwide by posting the information on their www.Medicare.gov website. Currently, Lewis Memorial Christian Village maintains an overall two out of five star rating, which is well below average compared to other facilities in the United States. This includes one out of five stars for health inspections and four out of five stars for both staffing and quality measures.
The Springfield nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers know that there are many violations, complaints and investigations opened against Lewis Memorial Christian Village. Some of these involve:
- Failure to Prevent a Urinary Tract Infection
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/29/2015, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to promptly obtain urinalysis resulting in delay of treatment for a UTI (urinary tract infection) and ensure appropriate catheter care for [a resident].” This is in response to a resident’s diagnosis sheet that documents a history of UTI. The Nurses Notes indicated that the resident was noted as having thick mucus in the catheter with urine bloodied with mucus and requested a UA (urinalysis) on 4/17/15. However, the resident’s physician “did not call back for UA.”
By 4/22/15, documents relate that the resident had “foul-smelling and cloudy urine.” It was then that the resident’s physician “gave orders to get UA and C & S (Culture and Sensitivity) stat (immediately) and to call/fax results to PCP [primary care physician].”
- Failure to Prohibit Mistreatment, Neglect or Abuse of Residents
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/01/2014, a complaint investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to identify hazards and risks and provide supervision to prevent avoidable accidents for [a resident] with a history of falls.” This is in response to the failure resulting in the resident “sustaining a right temporal and subdermal hematoma, small intra-parenchymal hemorrhage to the right front lobe and large right scalp hematoma” after a fall. The patient was admitted to the hospital for a “CAT scan of head” that indicates a “small right temporal acute subdermal hematoma.”
If you, or loved one, have suffered injury, harm, abuse, mistreatment or neglect at any Illinois nursing home, including Lewis Memorial Christian Village, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide immediate legal assistance. Our team of dedicated Springfield Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can take immediate legal action to stop the inadequate healthcare that caused you harm.
We encourage you to contact our law offices right now by calling us at (888) 424-5757 or through our online chat rooms. We handle every personal injury claim, wrongful death lawsuit and cases involving abuse, neglect and mistreatment on a contingency fee basis. This means you receive our legal services for financial compensation immediately, without the need of paying us any upfront fee or retainer.