Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Lexington of Chicago Ridge

Lexington of Chicago Ridge Lexington of Chicago Ridge

Lexington of Chicago Ridge is a 203 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Lexington of Chicago Ridge
10300 Southwest Highway
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415
Website: http://www.lexingtonhealth.com/

According to state nursing home data, the patients at Lexington of Chicago Ridge are primarily admitted for the care relating to the following areas:

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Blood Disorders
  • Digestive System
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Developmental Disability
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Neoplasms
  • Mental Illness
  • Nervous System
  • Skin Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Other Medical Conditions
Recorded Findings Regarding Patient Care at Lexington of Chicago Ridge

A nursing home survey carried out by private health inspection firms and the State Department of Health, discovered poor patient care, inadequate patient supervision and cases of abuse which can be construed as patient negligence. The nursing home lawyers of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers reviewed the findings of ProPublica—a private health survey firm—and discovered the following:

  • Failure to ensure safe transport of residents: “On 2/22/10, while being wheeled to therapy by (Z2) occupational therapist, R3 suddenly fell forward out of the wheelchair to the floor. R3 did not lose consciousness and stated that she did not know how she had fallen. She was assessed immediately and observed to have a laceration across the bridge of her nose. R3 also c/o leg pain and her knee was noted to be swollen. She did not have any wrist/arm injuries, which indicated that she did not attempt to break her fall. R3 transported to the hospital via 911, and her physician and family were notified. Z4 stated R3 usually would propel herself with her arms and or feet. Z4 stated R3’s feet would dangle (not touch floor) and R3 was able to hold her feet up during transfer to therapy. Z5 stated she pushed R3 into R3’s room several days prior to the incident, and R3 kept her feet up. Z5 stated R3 adamantly refused to use footrests telling Z5 “I don’t like footrests.” Z3 stated in phone interview, she was aware R3 often refused the leg rests on the wheel chair. Z3 stated she does not recall R3 or herself being educated regarding the safety issues of using a wheel chair without leg rests.R3’s condition declined in the emergency room requiring intubation to protect the airway and required a left frontal temporal parietal craniotomy and evacuation of subdural hematoma. R3 was assessed by orthopedics for surgery but due to the severity of R3’s condition, R3 was not cleared for any further surgical intervention. A posterior mold was in place for R3’s femur fracture. R3 subsequently expired 2 days after the incident. E2 (DON) reviewed care plan with surveyor and verified there was no component in R3’s care plan addressing R3’s refusal to use leg rests or safety education or training regarding use of leg rests with wheelchairs for safety.”
  • Failure to give proper treatment to prevent bedsores: “”Resident assessed with skin intact secondary to resolved pressure area at sacral with noted decrease in tensile strength.” Subsequent nursing notes written by E7 document the following: 9/23/10 “Writer re-evaluated open area at sacral and noted it to be a stage II at sacral, re-opening of previously closed site. Braden scale updated. Comprehensive wound assessment completed.” 9/30/10 ” Writer re-evaluated
    open area at sacral area and change noted with tissue type and size. Area assessed at 4.0 X 4.0 X 0.1 cm (centimeters) 80% granulation tissue with 20% yellow slough noted. Resident immediately placed on low air loss mattress. Dr. made aware and wants wound MD to evaluate and change orders.” R25 was not immediately placed on a low air loss mattress since she had only one stage II pressure sore to her sacral area. E2 and E7 were questioned whether they agree with this rationale given R25’s multiple co-morbidities, recent G tube placement and history of a healed sacral pressure sore. E7 responded, “I have learned from this. We are now placing residents on low air loss mattresses as soon as we see any changes in their skin condition.”
  • Failure to follow physician orders: “Review of R1’s MAR (Medication Administration Record [REDACTED], from 8/6/09 through 8/15/09 instead of the ordered 7.5 mg. The facility did not follow the physician’s order [REDACTED]. During interview held on 8/31/09 at 2:18 PM, Z1 (Physician) stated that R1 is on [MEDICATION NAME] therapy due to [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. 6 mg of [MEDICATION NAME] instead of the increased ordered dose of 7.5 mg from 8/6/09 through 8/15/09. Z1 stated, that he increased the [MEDICATION NAME] dosage based on the PT/INR results and he expects the facility to administer the [MEDICATION NAME] medication as ordered to attain its therapeutic levels.”
Chicago Ridge, 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
  • Inadequate Patient Support
  • Fractures/Broken Bones
  • Medication Errors
  • Physical Abuse
  • Patient Wandering
  • Wrongful Death
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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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