The hard decision to place an aging parent in a nursing facility often haunts family members to wonder if their loved one is being treated with dignity, respect and quality care in a safe environment. Unfortunately, abuse and neglect are rampant in the nursing industry, with incidences and accidents often occurring because of overcrowding, lack of training or minimal staff to accommodate the needs of all residents. The Waukegan nursing home abuse attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have handled many nursing home abuse cases where residents have been victimized by their caregivers.
Our legal team specializes in nursing home abuse and neglect cases and can provide legal relief to stop the abuse immediately. Additionally, we publish the most current publicly available information involving safety concerns, filed complaints and opened investigations on Illinois nursing facilities, assisted-living homes and rehabilitation centers. This data is often used by family members as a valuable tool when deciding where to place an aging parent in need of highly skilled nursing care.
Pavilion of Waukegan
Pavilion of Waukegan is a 109-bed skilled nursing facility that provides various medical services to residents of Waukegan and Lake County, Illinois. The facility is located at:
2217 Washington St.
Waukegan, IL 60085
Additional services provided by Pavilion of Waukegan include long-term care, wound care and rehabilitation therapies including physical, occupational and speech therapy.
Nursing Facility Resident Safety Concerns
Every year, the federal government releases its most recent star rating summaries evaluating the healthcare services provided by nursing facilities, assisted-living homes and rehabilitation centers nationwide. Currently, Pavilion of Waukegan maintains an overall four out of five star rating, which is above average when compared to other facilities in the United States. This includes two out of five stars for staffing, three out of five stars for health inspections and five out of five stars for quality measures.
However, the Waukegan nursing home neglect attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers have found various complaints concerning Pavilion of Waukegan involving open investigations, filed complaints and safety concerns. Some of these include:
- Failure to Provide a Residential Environment Free of Accident Hazards
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 07/18/2014, an investigation report is opened at the facility concerning its failure “to provide supervision during bedtime snack for [a resident], who is cognitively impaired resident, with poor safety awareness, who require supervision and assistance with ADL (activities of daily living).” This is in response to an incident where the resident sustained “first-degree burn to left anterior thigh and second-degree burn to right anterior thigh” showing that the resident called for help “stating he accidentally spilled coffee on his thighs.”
- Failure to Provide Adequate Treatment to Heal or Prevent Pressure Sores
In a summary statement of deficiencies dated 04/22/2013, a notation was made in an annual licensure and certification survey that indicates “the facility failed to identify, assess and provide treatment to a resident identified to be high risk for development of pressure ulcer.” This is in response to an incident involving a resident with “muscle weakness, difficulty walking and DJD (Degenerative Joint Disease).”
During a review, it was observed in the Nurse’s Notes, Treatment Administration Record (TAR) and physician record dated 2/22/13 “that the resident has a pressure ulcer on the right heal but no pressure ulcer on the left heel.” However, on 4/16/13 the treatment nurse on duty indicates that the resident “was noted with a skin breakdown on the left and right heal” showing that the resident has developed a facility-acquired pressure sore on the left heel.
Waukegan Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Attorneys
If you, or a loved one, have been abused, neglected or mistreated while residing at Pavilion of Waukegan or any Illinois nursing facility, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can help. Our legal team of Waukegan Illinois nursing home abuse attorneys can take immediate legal action to ensure your rights remain protected while we seek to recover financial damages on your behalf.
Let us go to work for you today. Contact us at (888) 424-5757 or through our online chat rooms to schedule your free, confidential no-obligation consultation. We accept all neglect and abuse cases on contingency. This means you pay no upfront fees for our legal services.