Bedsores (decubitus ulcers, pressure ulcers, pressure sores) are a serious condition that affects many nursing facility residents nationwide. A bedsore can develop in as little as two hours, and if left untreated, can progress to a life-threatening state with serious infection. Unfortunately, the Morton, Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many cases where nursing residents have suffered a facility-acquired bedsore and received inadequate treatment.
Our team of dedicated lawyers serve to protect the rights of every nursing home resident in Illinois. We post publicly available information outlining current safety concerns, opened investigations, violations of regulations and filed complaints against nursing homes, healthcare centers and rehabilitation facilities statewide. This information can be used to make the best informed decision when placing a loved one in a nursing facility who needs quality skilled nursing care.
Morton Villa Health & Rehabilitation Centre
Morton Villa Health & Rehabilitation Centre is a 165-bed skilled nursing facility providing medical services to residents of Morton and Tazewell County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
190 E. Queenwood Rd.
Morton, IL 61550
Nursing Home Resident Safety Concerns
As an annual update, the federal government through www.Medicare.gov releases current star rating summaries on nursing facilities, assisted-living homes and health care and rehab centers nationwide. Currently, Morton Villa Health & Rehabilitation Centre maintains an overall two out of five star rating, which is considered below average compared to other facilities nationwide. This includes one out of five stars for staffing, two out of five stars for quality measures and three out of five stars for health inspections.
The Morton, Illinois nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found numerous complaints filed against Morton Villa Health & Rehabilitation Centre. Some of these complaints include:
- Failure to Follow Protocol to Treat or Heal Pressure Sores
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 01/15/2015, during an annual licensure and certification survey, it was noted that the facility “failed to follow physician’s orders for prevention and treatment of pressure ulcers for [a resident].” This is in response to the medical team not following a physician’s order sheet (POS) noting that the resident has a “limit sitting for 60 minutes” due to a “Stage III pressure ulcer to the right ischium and a stage III pressure ulcer to the coccyx.” During “continuous observations between 11:17 a.m. to 1:20 PM, [the resident] remained sitting up in the wheelchair” in direct violation of the resident’s care plan to treat or prevent bedsores.
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 12/12/2014, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure to protect a resident from injury. This is in regard to a resident’s “hand was hanging over the wheelchair during transport by facility staff, causing a large open wound to the hand.”
- Failure to Provide an Environment Free from Physical Restraint
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 03/30/2012, a complaint investigation was opened against the facility for its failure “to provide a medical need for the use of side rails and failed to accurately assess and provide a reduction plan for the use of side rails for [5 residents].” This was in direct violation when no assessment on every patient’s care plan could validate the need as per the physician’s orders to use physical restraint on each resident.
Morton Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have been injured, harmed or suffered from a bedsore while residing at Morton Villa Health & Rehabilitation Centre or any other Illinois nursing facility, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our team of dedicated Morton Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can serve as your legal representatives to stop the abuse now.
We encourage you to contact our law offices today through our online chat rooms or by calling (888) 424-5757 to schedule your free, confidential case evaluation. Our lawyers will review your evidence and provide numerous legal solutions to seek financial compensation from every party at fault for your harm. We accept all nursing home abuse cases on contingency to avoid the need of you paying any retainer or upfront fees.