Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Manorcare of Elk Grove Village

Manorcare of Elk Grove Village

 

Manorcare of Elk Grove Village is a 190 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Manorcare of Elk Grove Village
1920 Nerge Road
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Website: http://www.hcr-manorcare.com/manorcare/ELKGROVE

Is a nursing home which provides bed space for 190 senior citizens and patients recuperating from an injury and according to the state nursing home database, the health center provides independent care for patients with the following health related issues:

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

The Appalling Findings Regarding Patient Care at Manorcare of Elk Grove Village

The surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health and other private health inspection firms discovered different episodes of poor patient care and supervision which led to Avoidable death in some cases, at the health center and this can be interpreted as nursing home negligence. The nursing home attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers reviewed the findings of ProPublica and following episodes:

  • Failure to follow-up on pharmacy recommendations in a timely manner: “Review of R20’s pharmacy recommendation dated 5/4/11 documents the Haldol, PRN (given as needed) should be discontinued due to the absence of a routine antipsychotic order. The physician signed the recommendation on 5/18/11 and agreed with the pharmacist but the order for discontinuing the medication was not written until 6/16/11, per the telephone order. On 6/17/11 at 2:15 p.m., E2 stated she is unable to answer why the delay in obtaining the discontinuation order. E2 stated she would get the director of nursing to answer this question. The director of nursing never made herself available.”
  • Failure to ensure that expired medications are not available for residents’ use: “During a tour of the facility’s medication rooms on 6/15/11 at 10:30 AM, the following was observed: Ambien 6.25mg, 6 tablets that expired 1/2011. Hydromorphone 2mg, 8 tablets that expired 5/6/11. Tylenol/Codeine 300/30mg, 5 tablets that expired 10/2010. Hydromorphone/APAP 5/500mg, 16 tablets that expired 4/7/11 and 10 tablets that expired 5/15/10. Hydromorphone 2mg/ml, 2 vials, one that expired 4/2011 and the other 10/2009. Morphine Sulfate 15mg, 8 tablets that expired 10/2010. Florastor 250mg, 50 capsules that expired 10/2010. Warfarin 2mg that expired 2/12/11. Methyphenidate 5mg, that expired 2/17/11. Buspirone HCL 5mg, 2 tablets that expired 3/18/11. Z1 (pharmacy tech) stated when interviewed at this time that the medication dispensing system is checked by a pharmacy tech weekly and that all expired medications are to be removed from the system.”
  • Failure to implement fall protection measures: “Nursing notes dated 4/2/11 states at 9am R26 was taken to bathroom by E13, Certified Nurses Aid (CNA) and sustained a fall from the wheel chair to the bathroom floor landing in a face down position. R26 was assessed by E14, Nurse, and found with moderate amount of nose bleeding, alert and responsive. E14 turned R26 on to back and noted a 1 x 1 centimeter abrasion on occiput and forehead. E14 wrote “no complaints of pain or discomfort noted. Unable to express what happened d/t (due to) history of cognitive deficit, unclear speech and language barrier, speak Polish”. R26 was put back in wheelchair, no shortness of breath or distress noted. At 9:40am R26 complained of neck pain, put back to bed. At 10:40am, R26 was transferred by ambulance to the emergency room and [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. R26 underwent surgical repair of the fractured cervical vertebrae and died on the 6th post fall day.”
  • Failure to prevent avoidable injury during transfer: “R3’s statement as given in part: “Just one nurse was supposed to help me get out of bed, going to the shower. She (E5/CNA=certified nurses’s assistance) didn’t help me out of bed. She (E5) asked me (R3) if I could stand, I said yes with help. She (E5) put on my shoes, I was a little groggy from sleep, it was early 7:30am in the morning. I got up by myself, I was at the foot of the wheelchair. I stood up with the wheelchair, I collapsed to the floor. She (E5) was just standing there, she (E5) didn’t do anything. She (E5) didn’t touch me or anything to try to break the collapse. She (E5) called a male person, strong young man to pick me up. He (E8) picked me up and put me into a shower chair, it was in my room. I said I was hurting in the left leg to all of the people who was in here. They did a portable x-ray to the left leg that day. I don’t lie, she (E5) was lying. I told my story to the nurse, E5 told her story. They sent me right away to the hospital and, I stayed three days, they just put a cast on. I’m not able to stand and bear weight. I was just learning how to walk again when it happened. I anticipate going back home. I fell at home at the mail box and broke my right arm in four places. She (E5) didn’t have a gait belt on and didn’t put one on. She (E5) didn’t know how to handle the patients.” Based on a review of R3’s comprehensive assessments dated 09/05/09 and 09/09/09, they indicate the resident requires extensive assistance by two plus persons for transferring purposes, to/from bed, chair and, wheelchair. One person transferred R3 without adequate equipment. This failure resulted in R3 falling to the floor and sustaining a fracture involving the left proximal tibia with displacement.”

Elk Grove Village, 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
  • Inadequate Patient Supervision
  • Medication Errors
  • Physical Abuse
  • Patient Wandering
  • Avoidable Death

Are you concerned about a loved one? Seek Legal Counsel Immediately.

If your loved one has been a subject to any of the above cases of negligence at the Manorcare of Elk Grove Village, do not keep the pain and frustration to yourself. You can seek legal counsel to evaluate your options or you can initiate a live chat with any of our representatives.

Call the numbers on your screen (888) 424-5757 for a quick consultation with a nursing home attorney at no cost for we charge the vulnerable and injured nothing till you get the justice you rightly deserve.

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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