Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Oakton Pavilion
Oakton Pavilion is a 294 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:
1660 Oakton Place
Des Plaines, IL 60018
This living facility which is capable of providing 294 bed spaces for the elderly citizens of Illinois as well as for patients in need of rehabilitation or rest, is listed under the state nursing home records, as a facility that provides patents who are brought in due to the following conditions:
- Alzheimer Disease
- Blood Disorders
- Nervous System
- Circulatory System
- Developmental Disability
- Respiratory System
- Digestive System
- Genitourinary System Disorders
- Skin Disorders
- Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
- Other Medical Conditions
Troubling Discoveries on the Level of Patient Care at Oakton Pavilion
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 Oakton Pavilion 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 ensure proper transfer of residents: “Incident report dated 4/22/10 at 5:30 PM documents that E5 CNA ( Certified Nursing Assistant ) called for help saying that E5 was helping R2 to the toilet and unable to hold R2 in standing position. E5 accordingly made her to sit on the floor slowly. Staff indicated no visible injury, old bruises noted. R2 was helped back in wheel chair by the two CNA before being checked by the nurse. Later at 6 PM, R2 complained of left leg hip area, left thigh left shoulder and left knee pain. Physician was notified and ordered x ray of the left hip, left knee, left femur and left shoulder. Review of X-ray result revealed that R2 has comminuted intertrochanteric fracture on the left hip.R2 was sent to the hospital and was admitted. Assessment Flow Sheet dated 04/20/10, 04/21/10 and 04/22/10 documents that R2 needed total assist with 2 person physical assist.”
- Failure to accurately assess fall risk for new residents: “R10 is a [AGE] year old female admitted to the facility on [DATE] for Rehabilitation Therapy following a fall that she sustained on 4/15/2011 resulting in a Pelvic Fracture.
Admission MDS (Minimum Data Set) for R10 dated 4/26/2011 list zero (0) in section J (a) for history of falls prior to admission in the last month. Section J(c) also list zero (0) for any fracture related to falls in the last 6 months prior to admission. Incident report dated 5/13/2011 documents that R10 sustained a fall while in the facility dining room at approximately 6:00 pm. Xray results dated 5/13/2011 documents that R10 sustained a [MEDICAL CONDITION]
humerus. Facility failed to assess R10’s risk for falls and pain level after the fall and fracture. Record review of assessments for fall risk and pain level were last updated on 4/20/2011.”
- Failure to prevent new and recurring pressure sores from forming: “On May 24, 2011 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm, R21 was observed to be sitting in the reclining chair in the hallway. No repositioning of resident was observed between these times. On May 25, 2011 at 10:30 am, R21 was observed to be sitting in the reclining chair in the hallway, she was observed to be in the same position at 11:30am in the den and still in the same sitting position in the reclining chair in the hallway at 12:30pm. During interview with R21 at 10:30am, she states, “No, they don’t reposition me…it would feel good. They don’t bring me to the bathroom. I sit in this diaper.” When asked by the surveyor regarding what time she goes back to bed/get changed, R21 states “It depends on my back, if it hurts. They don’t change my diaper right after lunch. I don’t like to stay in my room. I don’t want to go back to bed because I’ll get pneumonia.” At 2:05pm, R21 was transferred to bed and changed. R21’s diaper was soaked with urine and she also had a bowel movement. It was observed that R21 had redness on both cheeks of her buttocks. E5 (Registered Nurse) states, “She has a stage I pressure ulcer and we apply zinc oxide to it.”
Des Plaines, IL Nursing Home Attorneys
A nursing home survey carried out by private health inspection firms and the State Department of Health, discovered poor patient care, inadequate patient supervision and cases of abuse which can be construed as patient negligence. The nursing home lawyers of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC reviewed the findings of ProPublica—a private health survey firm—and discovered the following:
- Bed Sores / Pressure Pores
- Dropped Patients
- Inadequate Transfer Procedures
- Physical Abuse
- Patient Wandering
- Repeated Falls
- Medication Errors
- Wrongful Death
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