Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Lieberman Center for Health & Rehab

Lieberman Center for Health & Rehab

The Lieberman Center for Health & Rehab skilled nursing home and Rehabilitation center is a nursing home located at: Cook County, Illinois at:

Lieberman Center for Health & Rehab
9700 Gross Point Road
Skokie, IL 60076
Telephone: 847-674-7210
Website: not available

According to state nursing home data, the patients at the Lieberman Center for Health & Rehab are primarily admitted for the care relating to the following areas:

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Circulatory System
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Blood Disorders
  • Nervous System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Skin Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Mental Illness
  • Neoplasms
  • Other Medical Conditions

Concerning Findings Regarding Patient Care at Lieberman Center for Health & Rehab

According to the data gathered from the nursing home surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and other survey agencies, there have been noticeable signs of abuse, medication errors and poor supervision policies at the Lieberman Center for Health & Rehab, which can be construed as nursing home negligence. On examining the records, our nursing home attorneys discovered the following:

  • Failure to make sure residents are safe from serious medication errors: “During the medication pass on 06/21/12 at 8:55am, E5 (Licensed Practical Nurse) removed the bottle of [MEDICATION NAME] suspension out of the medication cart and poured 8 milliliters into a medication cup. E5 did not shake the medication prior to pouring it into the medication cup. E5 proceeded to administer the medication to R14. On the label of the bottle of [MEDICATION NAME] suspension reads: “Shake well before use.” On 6/21/12 at 9:15am E5 stated, if you don’t shake the bottle, it doesn’t mix properly, which means she’s not getting the proper dose.”
  • Failure to ensure expired medications are not available for residents’ use: “During inspection of the 4th and 5th floor medication room on 5/10/11 at 11:00 AM, with E15 (nurse) the following observations were made:
    Expired medications and supplies:
    Boniva 150mg tablets, (15)– 11/2010
    Tylenol 650mg suppositories (12) — 11/2010
    Fleets enema, 4/2005
    Slow Release Iron 50 mg (60)–4/2011
    Magnesium Oxide 400mg, (180), 7/2009
    One Touch Diabetic strips, (2 containers) –7/220
    Hydrogen Peroxide, 4/2011
    Adaptic Non-Adhering Wound Dressing 2 packs, 2008
    Foley Catheter, 2009  Povidone-Iodine Prep, 6 packs, 1998, 3 packs 1996, 4 packs  Wound Dressing Tray, 1 pack, 4/2007, 1 pack, 2010  2 bottles of Betadine, 2/2010  Para-Pak (for collection of Ova and Parasite stool), 10/2005, 2 dated 7/2003  Bacti Swab, 2010  Adhesive Wound Closures, 6 dated 2010  Gastric Tube Kit, 3/2004  Blood Draw collection tubes (17) that expired 2[PHONE NUMBER]  Saf-Gel Wound gel, 3/2004  Dermal Wound Dressing with Alginate. 4/2009 Gas Relief, 10/2010  Ibuprofen 200mg, 15 tablets, 12/2010  E 15 stated when interviewed at time that it is the responsibility of the nurses and the pharmacy to ensure that all expired medications and supplies are removed from the medication rooms.”
  • Failure to provide consistent supervision to residents at risk of falls: “Review of the facility’s Incident Reports documented that R10 had several falls in the facility. Some with no injuries, but one with a serious injury of Subdural Hematoma. Also, the majority of R10’s falls were not witness by staff and R10 was “found” on the floor. On 6/11/2010, E2 (director of nursing) and E12 (assistant director of nursing) were interviewed. E2 and E12 reported that R10 was on 1:1 , monitoring because of her high risk for falls. But, they reported that R10’s 1:1 monitoring was stopped. Then E2 and E12 told surveyor that a chair and bed alarm was used as a safety device to prevent R10 from falling, along with staff monitoring her (R10). When surveyor asked E2 and E12 why staff did not respond to the chair alarm, and direct R10 not get up. E2 nor E12 could explain why staff was not there supervising R10, and available to respond to R10’s chair alarm. So, R10 a resident at risk for falls was found on the floor again.”
  • Failure to immediately notify physician of a change in medical condition: “Review of R4’s computerized clinical notes report dated 8/4/09 (8:06:00 AM) shows, “At 12:05 a.m., res was noted with swelling on the Lt. shoulder, site hard, warm and painful to touch, no ROM to the Lt. arm, yells when moved for repositioning in bed, ice pack applied, scheduled [MEDICATION NAME] given q 6 hrs. 3HOA for a.m. care. Endorsed to a.m. nurse, continue to monitor. temp 97.8.” During interview held on 8/26/09 at 11:11 AM, E9 stated that on 8/4/09 she received an endorsement from the previous shift nurse (E4) that R4 has swelling and pain on the left shoulder. E9 does not recall whether E4 called R4’s physician about R4’s condition. E9 stated that at around 9:50 AM, she called R4’s physician and obtained the order from the covering doctor (Z2) for an x-ray of the left shoulder. During interview held on 8/25/09 at 2:00 PM, Z1 stated that he does not remember receiving a call from the facility early in the day on 8/4/09, regarding R4’s complaint of pain and swelling on the left shoulder area. Stated that he was aware that Z2 (on call physician) was notified and gave the order for x-ray. The facility waited at least 9 and 1/2 hours before notifying the physician of R4’s complaint of pain and swelling on the left shoulder. This failure to immediately notify the physician delayed the medical evaluation and treatment of [DIAGNOSES REDACTED].”

Skokie, 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
  • Dropped Patients
  • Fractures
  • 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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