Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Midway Neurological & Rehabilitation Center

Midway Neurological & Rehabilitation Center

Midway Neurological & Rehabilitation Center

Midway Neurological & Rehabilitation Center is a 404 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Midway Neurological & Rehabilitation Center
8540 South Harlem Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Website: http://www.midwayrehab.com/

According to state nursing home data, the patients at Midway Neurological & Rehabilitation Center are primarily admitted for the care relating to the following areas:

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

Concerning Findings Regarding Patient Care At Midway Neurological & Rehabilitation Center

According to data from nursing home surveys conducted by the Illinois Department of Health other agencies, there have been numerous episodes of poor patient care at Midway Neurological & Rehabilitation Center which can be construed as nursing home negligence. Our nursing home attorneys reviewed data compiled by ProPublica and found the following conditions that can be construed as nursing home negligence:

  • Failure to provide supervision to prevent avoidable accidents: “This failure resulted to an Immediate Jeopardy which started on 6/6/11 at 2:00 PM, when R3 wandered inside R2’s room unsupervised, and was pushed on her back, causing her to fall on the floor face first, causing a laceration and bleeding on the lip, hematoma on the left eye and left eye injury.
    The Administrator ( E1 ) was notified of the Immediate Jeopardy on 8/25/11 at 1:04 PM. While the Immediate Jeopardy was removed on 6/8/11, the facility remains out of compliance at severity level 2, because the facility has yet to inservice the new hires on all shifts, has yet to assess if new interventions and policies are effective on the possible affected residents, and evaluate the new plan of care that has yet to be done.”
  • Failure to investigate injuries of unknown origin: “The nurse’s notes dated 2/24/12, 3/5/12, 3/14/12 and 3/27/12 show R30 had 4 unwitnessed fall incidents. The nurse’s notes dated 3/5/12 indicates R30 was noted with a swollen left hand, specifically in the area around the thumb and a bruised area to the hip. The nurse’s note does not specify which hip. However the Nurse’s admission assessment 3/15/12 7:35pm indicates the left hip had a bruise. The incident/accident report dated 3/5/12 (11:20am) did not indicate the report was sent to the state agency. There is no conclusion how R30 received these injuries of unknown origin. On 6/27/12 E1 (administrator) informed the survey team that she had additional information regarding the 3 fall incidents of R30. The information in the documents presented by E1 on 6/28/12 did not differ from the documents the survey team had already received. There was no evidence presented that the
    incident/accident report was sent to the state agency.”
  • Failure to notify the physician of a significant weight loss: “Review of R28’s medical record reflects that R 28 has multiple medical [DIAGNOSES REDACTED]. Further record review shows that in December, her weight went down to [WEIGHT]; in January, her with went to [WEIGHT] and in February, her weight wad 148.4 pounds. R28’s medical record reflects that R28 had a variable oral intake, and sometimes refused to eat, even with encouragement. During 5/12 interview with E32 (Diet Tech) E32 reviewed the dietary notes she had authored for R28. E32 stated that in her 2/8 dietary note, she wrote that she had identified that R28 had had a significant weight loss (read about malnutrition here) over a 3 month time period. According to E32, Dietary staff notify nursing and the nurse is to notify the physician of significant weight loss. She was not aware if this had been done or not, since it is not dietary staff who notify the MD. Review of nursing notes reflects no note notifying Z9 (MD of R28) of R28’s weight loss. Review of Z9’s (MD for R28) 2/16 note reflects “weight stable”.”
  • Failure to follow protocol to heal existing bed sores “Certified Wound Specialist summary report dated 5/9/2011 documents the following, ” He (R3) presented to me for the initial wound care consultation on April 9, 2010. Initial assessment has revealed stage III decubitus ulcer on the sacral area. The sacral ulcer (about sacral ulcers here) dimensions were 3.5x3x0.6 cm (centimeters) with undermining 2 cm at 3 to 6 O ‘ clock. ” ” Preventive measures were recommended and included: daily skin check, good personal hygiene, 2 hours turning schedule, stage appropriate air mattress and soft cushion for wheelchair, foam and wedge positioning pillows, referring to restorative program, nutritional support, and hydration and prescribing supplements. ” R3 was observed on 5/9/2011 from 9:45am to 1:45 pm at 15 minute concurrent increments. R3 was lying on his back. R3 was positioned on his back for a total of 4 hours. R3 was observed on 5/10/2011 from 9:35 to 3pm at 15minute concurrent increments. R3 was laying on his back and was not repositioned to off load pressure to his sacral area for 5.5 hours. Interview with E16, Licensed Practical Nurse on 5/9/11 at 1:45pm regarding the facility’s protocol for repositioning stated the following, ” We are supposed to reposition q 2 hours.”
  • Failure to follow policies that control and prevent spread of infection: “1) During tour of the facility on 5/9/11 at 7 AM. It was noted that there were no isolation signs on the doors of the following rooms: 521, 508, 540, 538, 537, 533, 531, and 523. 2) On 5/9/11 at 7:35 AM R41 was observed sitting on bed with nasal cannula in place. The nasal cannula tubing was extremely long stretching across the floor and under the other bed in the room. 3) On 5/10/11 at 10:30 AM soiled linens were observed on R10’s side table next to her water pitcher. R10 stated that the CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) placed them there. Minutes later E12, CNA stated, “Oh no, I must have forgotten to pick them up. I should have bagged them” E12 was observed taking the dirty linens off the R10’s side table with no gloves and did not place the linens in a bag. E12 walked across the room and dropped them on the floor. E12 left R10’s room and entered another resident room to perform cares and did not wash her hands.

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, 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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