Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Methodist Home

Methodist HomeMethodist Home is a 126 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Methodist Home
1415 West Foster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
Website: http://www.cmsschicago.org/

It is a 126 bed nursing facility that provides its services to the frail and recuperating citizens of Illinois. Records from the state nursing home statistics show that most patients admitted to the care center are admitted for the following health conditions:

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

Shocking Discoveries Regarding Patient Care

at Methodist Home

The nursing home attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, reviewed records from the survey conducted by ProPublica—a private health inspection firm—and discovered series of patient neglect and abuse during their stay at Methodist Home Center which can be construed as nursing home negligence. These situations were:

  • Failure to provide necessary care following a liver transplant: “The diet order for R9 is mechanical soft diet, no added salt, and no concentrated sweets. In addition, R9 is restricted for fluid consumption of only 1 liter a day and that the doctor, because of R9’s a history of fluid overload, wrote an order to weigh R9 daily. Record review did not show that R9 is weighed daily. This was confirmed by E2 on 2-23-11 at the Daily Status meeting. Further, documents under nutritional assessment or progress note [REDACTED]. Another observation was in R9’s room where a tall, Styrofoam cup full of drinking water was at R9’s overbed table and a small can of soda on top of the bedside cabinet.”
  • Failure to provide services to promote healing of pressure sores: “On 5/11/11 at 10:43 am during initial tour of the facility, R1 was lying in bed on her back. There was a turn schedule posted above her bed indicating that the resident is to be turned onto her right side at 10:00 am and then onto her back at 12:00pm. The Braden Scale -For Predicting Pressure Sore Risk was reviewed for R1. The last score on the Braden score was documented as 10, indicating that R1 is at high
    risk for pressure sore. On 5/11/11 at 12:30 pm R4 was sitting in his wheel chair wearing footies on both his feet. R4 has unstageable wounds to both of his heels. The physician order [REDACTED]. Unstageable wound to Left heel, acquired nosocomial (in the facility) on 4/24/11. The Braden Scale-For Predicting Pressure Sore Risk was reviewed for R4. The last score on the Braden score was documented as 8 severe risks for pressure ulcer. E6 (Registered Nurse, RN) states “he is supposed to wear the heel protectors at all times).”
  • Failure to maintain safety for residents at risk of falls: “R10 described an incident of falling out of her wheel chair on 10/7/10 as follows: “I had a doctors appointment and wanted ice cream afterwards, I know the neighborhood well and store is only a half block away. The transport van was not there after my appointment so the aide (E50) took me to the store. She (E50) made a fuss in the grocery store and kept saying “why do you want to buy just one thing”. The manager of the store said to his employee, “maybe we should call someone” because she (E50) was getting loud and arguing with me. After we left I was in my wheelchair, I tend to lean to the right because of my Parkinson’s. I kept telling her to push me back but she wouldn’t listen. I felt like I was going to fall out of my wheel chair. I told her several times “push me back, push me back”. We got down to the bar and grill and I fell out of my wheel chair. I think they need to instruct her (E50) on how to deal with people”. Nursing note dated 10/7/10 at 7:45 pm documents: “Resident returned from 11:30 appointment at 7:30pm. She returned with the left side of her forehead bandaged, and scratches on her left cheek”. “According to the emergency room report diagnosis is “Multiple Contusions”. Final Incident Investigation Report dated 10/7/10 written by E2, DON (Director of Nursing) documents the following: “During the investigation interviews, both employee (E50) and resident (R10) concur that foot rests had not been affixed to the wheel chair prior to the residents transport. It is likely the resident was not able to keep her feet sufficiently elevated off the ground during the period to/from the store and this contributed to the cause of her fall from the wheelchair. (E50) will receive disciplinary action regarding safe resident transfer”.
  • Failure to provide care for residents needing specialized care: “R7 has a PICC line with 2 lumen catheter that was intact on the left upper arm. Review of current POS (physician order [REDACTED]. [MEDICATION ORDERS REDACTED]’s PICC line was also noted with a gauze dressing and has no date label to indicate when it was changed. R7’s attached dressing was also noted with a paper tape that was already loose in securing the dressing. R7 who is alert and oriented, stated during the observation that the dressing to his PICC line was never changed and it was the same dressing when the PICC line was inserted at the hospital. E4 reviewed R7’s chart after the observation. E4 stated that R7’s PICC line care was missed and was not addressed as per facility’s policy. E4 further stated that R7’s physician will be called to obtain an order to address the care and maintenance for the PICC line.”

Chicago, IL Veteran 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
  • Patient Falls
  • Verbal Abuse
  • Inadequate Support while Transporting 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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