It is the wish of every nursing home resident to maintain their quality of life with dignity and respect. However, many nursing facilities are understaffed, or staffed with improperly trained registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nurses aides. In many situations, the residents are harmed, injured or the victim of an accident caused by the negligent or reckless actions of the nursing staff. Unfortunately, the Morton nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many cases of neglect of residents in facility statewide.
Our team of lawyers serves as legal advocates to Illinois nursing home residents who have been harmed, injured or killed by their caregivers or other residents at the facility. We publish the most current publicly available data involving opened investigations, filed complaints, regulation violations and safety concerns at nursing facilities, healthcare centers, rehabs and assisted-living homes statewide. This information serves as an invaluable tool for anyone needing information before placing a loved one in a skilled nursing facility.Morton Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Morton Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Centre is a 166-bed nursing center providing medical services to residents of Morton and Tazewell County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
191 E. Queenwood Rd.Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
Morton, IL 61550
The government through www.Medicare.com post current evaluations and annual updated star rating summaries of every nursing facility in the United States. Currently, Morton Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Centre maintains an overall one out of five star rating compared to other facilities and nursing homes nationwide. This includes a two out of five star rating for quality measures and one out of five star ratings for both staffing and health inspections.
The Morton Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found very many complaints filed against Morton Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Centre. Some of these include:
- Failure to Properly Investigate or Report Allegations of Abuse
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/18/2014, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to immediately notify the State Certification and Survey Agency of an allegation of missing resident property, for [a resident].” This is in response to an abuse investigation noting an allegation of a resident’s wallet being stolen and not being reported as required by law.
In a separate summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/03/2014, a complaint investigation was opened regarding the facility’s failure “to immediately report an alleged allegation of abuse to the State Agency for [a resident].” This is in response to nurses notes at the facility dated 6/30/2014 documenting a “discoloration approximately 2 cm round noted to resident’s left inner thigh, two areas of discoloration noted to the left upper arm approximately 4 cm x 3 cm and 4 cm x 2 cm. Denies pain. Initiated investigation. Power of attorney. Director of nursing, and physician notified.” However, the facility did not notify the state agency as required by law.
- Failure to Prevent the Spread of Infections within the Facility
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/01/2013, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure to “follow their infection control policy on maintaining contact isolation procedures for [a resident] in contact isolation precautions reviewed for infection control.” This is in response to a resident in isolation as a precaution for VRE (Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci) and MRSA (Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) of a wound on [the resident’s] coccyx (tailbone).” This is in response to a maintenance worker standing in the resident’s room, and a maintenance cart sitting in the hallway outside of the resident’s room, which is against policy developed to minimize the potential of spreading an infection throughout the facility.
If you, or your loved one, has suffered injury, harm or death as a result of residing at Morton Terrace Health and Rehabilitation Center, or any other nursing facility in Illinois, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of Morton Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can take immediate legal action to stop the harm now.
Contact us by phone at (888) 424-5757 or through our online chat rooms to schedule your free no obligation case evaluation today. After review and assessment of the evidence, we can provide numerous legal options on how to seek financial compensation from the facility or any individual who caused you harm. We accept all of these cases on contingency, so no upfront fees are required.