Nursing facilities are legally obligated to every resident to ensure that the medical staff is properly qualified and that no one working at the home has a history of abuse or neglect. Both the nursing home and staff members can be held legally liable for any mistreatment, harm or injuries that kill the elderly, disabled or rehabilitating patients residing at a caregiving facility.
The attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers investigate cases of nursing home neglect and abuse for victims who suffer from inadequate care at the hands of caregivers in nursing facilities statewide. In addition to pursuing financial compensation for our victims, we serve as legal advocates to take effective steps to stop the abuse now. We also publish currently available public information detailing patient safety concerns, opened investigations and complaints filed against nursing homes all throughout Illinois. We encourage you to use this information before placing your loved one in a nursing facility.
Lexington of Streamwood
Lexington of Streamwood is a 214-certified bed Medicaid/Medicare-participating nursing facility that provides medical services to residents of Streamwood and Cook County, Illinois. The nursing home is located at:
815 E. Irving Park Rd.
Streamwood, IL 60107
In addition to skilled nursing, Lexington of Streamwood also provides long-term care, memory care, respite and post-acute services including orthopedic, pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation along with a wound care program.
Nursing Home Patient Safety Concerns
The U.S. federal government portal www.Medicare.gov continuously updates its five-star rating system that outlines the current status of all nursing homes, assisted living centers and rehabilitation facilities nationwide. Currently, Lexington of Streamwood maintains an overall three out of five stars rating, which includes four out of five stars for staffing in two out of five stars for both quality measures and health inspections.
The nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have located numerous filed complaints, opened investigations and safety concerns involving Lexington a Streamwood. Some of these include:
- Failure to Maintain an Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
- Failure to Properly Meet the Needs of Residents’ Hygiene Requirements:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/28/2015, an incident investigation was opened concerning the facility’s failure to “ensure that equipment was functioning properly for [a resident]” and failure to “follow safety interventions for [4 other residents].” This is in response to incidences occurring in June 2015. In one incident, the “resident’s husband called the nurse to help him. [The resident] was noted by the nurse lying on her left side of her body with her left arm underneath her on the bathroom floor.” [The resident] was next to the toilet commode and her head was under the sink. [The resident] had to visible hematomas.
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated 06/24/2015, an incident report investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to avoid hitting a resident’s leg while transporting the resident in a wheelchair.” Because of that, the failure “resulted in [the resident] sustaining a right tibia and fibula fracture.”
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 05/29/2015, complaint investigation was opened during an annual licensure and certification survey due to the facility’s failure “to provide activities of daily living (ADLs) including hygiene and grooming.” This is in response to a resident observed having a “long overgrown unkept beard.” In addition, the resident’s “left-hand had very long overgrown fingernails with a brownish substance underneath them. [The resident’s] right arm is non-functioning and has long overgrown fingernails. There was a very strong mal odorous odor in the room and [the resident’s] hospital-type gown had food substance on it.”
Streamwood, Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have been victimized while residing in a nursing facility in Illinois, including Lexington a Streamwood, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can serve as your legal advocate. Our team of dedicated nursing home abuse case attorneys can work on your behalf to stop the negligence, mistreatment or abuse immediately. In addition, we can assist you in filing a claim or lawsuit for financial compensation to recoup your damages.
We encourage you to contact our law offices today by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule a free case evaluation. Our attorneys handle all nursing home abuse, neglect or mistreatment cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that no upfront fees are required to receive immediate legal representation, counsel and advice.