Even though the nursing industry is heavily regulated by federal and state government agencies, nursing home abuse, neglect or mistreatment is still widespread. Many facilities maintain nursing staff that marginalizes the residents’ rights to dignity and self-respect or provides an environment filled with accident hazards. Sadly, the Eureka nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have represented many residents who have suffered injury, harm or death at the hands of their nursing home caregivers.
Our attorneys work to protect the rights of every Illinois nursing home resident and serve as their legal advocate to stop abuse and mistreatment. We publish publicly available data outlining the most current opened investigations, regulatory violations, safety concerns and filed complaints against nursing homes, assisted living centers, rehab facilities and health care centers statewide. This information can be used to determine the best location to place an elderly, disabled or ill loved one in need of quality skilled nursing.Maple Lawn Health Center
Maple Lawn Health Center is an 89-bed Christian retirement community providing medical services to the residents of Eureka and Woodford County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
700 North Main St.
Eureka, IL 61530
The center provides nursing care, retirement housing and in-home support services.Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
Every year, the federal government through www.Medicare.gov, updates its star rating summaries based on evaluations of every nursing facility, assisted living home and health care center in the United States. Currently, Maple Lawn Health Center maintains an overall four out of five star rating, which is above average, when compared to other facilities nationwide. This includes three out of five stars for quality measures, four out of five stars for staffing and four out of five stars for health inspections.
However, the Eureka Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found complaints, opened investigations, safety concerns and violations against Maple Lawn Health Center. Some of these include:
- Failure to Immediately Report an Allegation of Abuse:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/1/03, an investigation complaint was opened concerning the facility’s failure “to ensure that all allegations of abuse are reported immediately to administrative staff, and alleged perpetrators are promptly removed from direct resident care to eliminate the potential of further abuse while the investigation is in process.” This is in response to an allegation of verbal abuse involving a nurses aide and a resident at the facility. While the incident occurred on 11/20/03, as of 12/1/03, the nurse in charge “indicated that they were unaware of any abusive behavior regarding [the nurses aide].” This is in direct violation of the “facility’s abuse policy indicating that an employee who becomes aware of the abuse or neglect of a resident should report it immediately to his or her supervisor.”
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards:
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/11/2013, during an annual recertification survey, it is noted that the facility “failed to analyze a resident fall and failed to identify interventions and care plan for falls for [a resident].” In addition, “the facility also failed to restrict access to a hot steam table in the multipurpose room during non-dining times for 13 residents.” This is in response to observations, interviews and record reviews of the facility noting a lack of supervision to minimize the potential of accident hazards at Maple Lawn Health Center.
If you, or your loved one, have suffered serious injury, harm or damages while residing at Maple Lawn Health Center, or any Illinois nursing facility, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of dedicated Eureka Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can take legal action against the facility and nursing staff to stop your mistreatment now.
We encourage you to contact our law offices through our online chat rooms or by phone at (888) 424-5757 today to schedule your free, no obligation consultation. Our attorneys will evaluate your claim for compensation and provide numerous options on how to proceed. We accept all wrongful death lawsuits, personal injury claims and nursing home abuse cases on contingency. This means you have immediate access to our legal representation without paying us any upfront fee.