The truth about quality care provided in nursing facilities is often nothing more than just a myth. Families often assume that their loved one residing in a nursing facility is receiving high-quality health and hygiene care in a safe, comfortable environment. However, information provided by the National Center on Elder Abuse indicates that 33% of nursing facilities nationwide violate federal standards. In fact, the Schaumburg nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers represent many nursing home residents who have been victimized by poor quality care, loss of dignity and injury at the hands of their caregiver.
Our experienced attorneys serve as legal advocates at protecting the rights of every Illinois nursing home resident. We provide current publicly available data outlining investigations, complaints and safety concerns at nursing facility statewide. This information can help families make the best well-informed decision about where to place their elderly loved one for quality care.
Lexington of Schaumburg
Lexington of Schaumburg is a 214-bed skilled long-term and post-acute care provider offering medical services to residents of Schaumburg and Cook County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
675 S. Roselle Rd.
Schaumburg Illinois 601 93
The center provides long-term and memory care along with respite care and post-acute services including:
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Orthopedic rehabilitation
- Pulmonary rehabilitation
- Wound care
Nursing Facility Residents Safety Concern
Every year, federal agencies managing the www.Medicare.gov website release updated star rating summaries evaluating nursing facilities all across the United States. Currently, Lexington of Schaumburg maintains an overall one out of five star rating, placing it much below average compared to this includes one out of five stars for quality measures, two out of five stars for health inspections and three out of five stars for staffing.
The Schaumburg nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found various complaints, investigations and safety concerns involving Lexington of Schaumburg. Some of these cases involve:
- Failure to Provide Services That Meet Professional Standards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/09/2015, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility noting that it had “failed to correctly measure and administer a liquid narcotic pain reliever (morphine) according to the manufacturer’s recommendation and physician’s order.” This is in response to a failure to properly administer medications to three different residents at the facility, placing their health in jeopardy.
In a second summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/02/2014, another incident investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to follow the physician’s order and add 10 units of regular insulin to TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition) for [a resident].” This is in response to a resident “having episodes of hypoglycemia and required emergent transfer to the hospital emergency room for evaluation and treatment.”
- Failure to Provide a Safe Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 11/07/2014, and incident investigation was opened against the facility for their failure “to monitor and supervise residents to prevent falls.” This is in response to a resident “who is cognitive impaired was left unattended while in the toilet room and fell hitting her head. This caused a traumatic brain hemorrhage and skull fracture.”
Follow-up hospital records upon the resident’s transfer notes that the patient “was diagnosed with traumatic brain hemorrhage, acute respiratory failure, skull fracture, right acute Chronicle subdermal hematoma resulting from fall.”
Schaumburg Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have been abused, neglected, mistreated or injured while residing at any Illinois nursing facility, including Lexington of Schaumburg, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can provide legal help. Our seasoned team of Schaumburg Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can provide legal solutions to stop the inadequate health care and mismanagement that caused your harm.
We urge you to make contact with our legal team today by calling us at (888) 424-5757 or speak with this now through our online chat rooms. We accept all abuse, neglect and mistreatment cases, wrongful death claims and personal injury lawsuits on contingency. This means all of your legal fees are provided without paying us any retainer or upfront fees.