Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Lexington of Orland Park

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Lexington of Orland Park is a 278 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Lexington of Orland Park
14601 South John Humphrey Dr.
Orland Park, IL 60462
Website: http://lexingtonhealth.com/index.php

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

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Blood Disorders
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Mental Illness
  • Nervous System
  • Neoplasms
  • Non-Medical Conditions
Concerning Findings Regarding Patient Care at Lexington of Orland Park

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, avoidable pressure sores, and neglect at Lexington of Orland Park 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 provide proper care to residents at risk of pressure sores: “According to R4’s care plan at risk for skin breakdown dated 8/12/10 denotes maceration to the left and right buttocks. A review of the care plan also indicates as an intervention check for wetness, change and keep R4 clean and dry. In R4’s care plan dated 4/17/10 R4 is identified as incontinent of bowel and bladder. A review of the physician telephone order dated 8/1/2010 indicates the physician was notified of R4’s maceration of the left/right buttocks and gave treatment orders to include clean daily with normal saline and pat dry, apply hydrogel and protective dressing daily and as needed, and to apply urinary indwelling catheter for wound promotion, and indwelling catheter care every shift. A review of R4’s clinical record treatment administration record, denotes no entries of the urinary catheter being applied until 8/18/10. Z1 said that he would expect the facility to place the indwelling catheter within an adequate time frame of no more than 24 hours. Z1 said that indwelling catheter could have provided some defense against R4’s wound development.”
  • Failure to ensure residents are free from neglect: “On 08/05/10 at approximately 11:35am Z1 stated to surveyor per telephone interview “(R2) had a small area on the right heel that got worse because they didn’t treat it.” Z1 added, “(E4-wound care nurse/coordinator) had told me she would be gone for a few days, but the nurse will continue to take care of (R2’s) foot. Z1 continued, “When I came to see (R2), there was a dressing on (R2’s) foot dated 06/13/10, when they (facility staff) removed it the entire heel was black and draining pus.” These failures resulted in 1 sampled resident (R2) who developed pressure sores in the facility to have signs and symptoms of [MEDICAL CONDITION]/ infection. R2 was transferred to a local hospital with an axillary temp of 104.2 F in spite of antibiotic therapy. R2 required wound debridement to the left foot (not identified or treated by facility staff), was found [MEDICAL CONDITION] ( [MEDICAL CONDITION] resistant Staph aureus) in the left leg. R2’s right foot was not salvageable due to extensive gangrene consuming the entire right heel that was wet and malodorous. Right above the knee amputation was planned/discussed, however R2 expired before this could be done. R2 expired 3 days (June 25, 2010) after transfer from the nursing home to the local hospital with a secondary [DIAGNOSES REDACTED].”
  • Failure to prevent injury during transfer: “R4 was interviewed on 3/18/2010 at 10 AM in her room. R4’s left leg had skin tears below her knee and a large circular skin tear below this one. Surveyor asked R4 how her skin tears occurred. R4 told surveyor that the skin tears on her right leg occurred when a CNA (certified nurses aide) was transferring her from the wheel chair to the bed. R4 stated: “I said, Oh. What happened? Then, I felt something wet and it was blood.” When asked, R4 denied feeling anything wrong with her leg until the CNA attempt to transfer her that day. R4 reported that the skin tears on her left leg occurred, when another CNA was transferring her from the wheel chair to the bed. R4 expressed concerns and fear she was getting a lot of skin tears to her lower legs. The treatment nurse (E4) was interviewed on 3/17/2010. E4 said she kept R4’s legs wrapped, and R4’s doctor ordered a protective dressing. However, surveyor pointed out that R4 had a protective dressing on when her leg was injured on 3/15/2010. E4 did not identify any other protective measures being implemented to protect R4’s skin from lacerations and tears. Surveyor prompted E4 to take more protective measures to prevent possible harm to R4 delicate skin on her legs.”
Experienced Nursing Home Attorneys Orland Park, IL

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers provide experienced Medicare attorneys to residents of Illinois who have experienced any episodes of abuse and neglect during his or her stay in an Illinois nursing facility. Our attorneys are experienced in handling lawsuits that fall into the following categories:

  • Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
  • Repeated Falls
  • Dropped Patients
  • Fractures
  • Medication Errors
  • Physical Abuse
  • Patient Wandering
  • Wrongful Death
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If your loved one has been abused or neglected during an admission to Lexington of Orland Park, 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 nursing home negligence 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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