Attorneys for Patients Mistreated at Plaza Nursing and Rehab Center

Plaza Nursing and Rehab Center

Plaza Nursing and Rehab Center is a 48 bed nursing home located in Cook County, Illinois at:

Plaza Nursing and Rehab Center
3249 147th St.
Midlothian, IL 60445
Telephone: 708-389-3141
Website: Not available

The Plaza Nursing and Rehab Center is registered with the state nursing board of Illinois as a provider of living assistance for the following health conditions:

  • Developmental Disability
  • Endocrine/Metabolic
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Mental Illness
  • Circulatory System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Genitourinary System Disorders
  • Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  • Neoplasms
  • Nervous System

Concerning Discoveris Regarding Patient Care at Plaza Nursing and Rehab 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, physical abuse, and preventable falls at Plaza Nursing and Rehab 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 investigate and report allegations of abuse: “At approximately 4:00 pm on Thursday, on 01/17/10, an anonymous note was found on the floor of the administrator that E8 is abusing residents in this building. The administrator spoke with the social services director to find out whether anyone had reported abuse. Social Service director stated that she was aware that one of the certified nurse aides had got scratched by a resident. R31 was examined by the quality assurance nurse who stated that R31 had a scratch about 1 inch superficial scratch on the left hand near the wrist. Review of the above allegation of abuse investigation preliminary 24 hour was not reported to the stated agency. The facility did not present any documentation that the 24 hour preliminary report to the state agency or a completed abuse investigation with date, time, location and circumstance of the alleged incident.”
  • Failure to implement effective fall prevention measures: “R5, R13 and R17 had injuries as a result of their falls. The facility’s ineffectiveness to implement corrective changes for fall prevention for the residents, was identified as an immediate jeopardy on 9/13/2010. The computerized incident report dated 9/01/2010, documented R13 had a fall incident at 9am on 9/01/2010, while outside. R13 was in a chair (wheelchair) at the time. R13 was noted to have a laceration to the left forehead, and transferred to the ER. The incident was not witnessed by any staff member. On 9/09/2010 at 4:18pm, the surveyor met with R13 to discuss the incident. R13 told the surveyor he was being pushed by another resident, going across the street. While being push over pot holes and bumps one of the rubber wheels came off. The hospital emergency room record stated R13 had a head injury. “The skull and/or brain were affected.” None of these interventions address how R13’s wheelchair became in disrepair, nor what regular maintenance including monitoring the staff will do to prevent it from happening again.”
  • Failure to protect residents from abuse: “R2 was admitted to the facility on [DATE]. Documentation from this date to discharge on 7/1/11 show episodes of R2 sitting close to R1, rubbing her arms, feeding the resident, playing with her hair and being found in her room. R2 was redirected each time, but the behaviors continued. E3 (Social Service Director) stated on 7-8-11 at 4:00PM that the staff had been complaining about R2’s frequent inappropriate touching of R1. E3 stated that he witnessed this several times and counseled R2 several times. E3 stated nothing further was implemented to address or prevent this behavior from reoccurring. Z5 (Psychiatric Physician) stated on 8-23-11 at 10:00AM, “I gave orders to send (R2) to get a psychiatric evaluation because he was displaying behavior that the facility could not manage. These behaviors were touching a young girl inappropriately who could not defend herself.” E4 (staff nurse) stated on 7-8-11 at 11:00AM “(R2) left the facility Against Medical Advice (AMA) on 7-1-11 at about 12:00PM. (R2) was not allowed back into the building because of his inability to follow instructions not to be near (R1). These instructions were not to touch her body, not to feed her, and not to sit by her. (R2) had options to go to the hospital or leave. (R2) left the facility. I was going to tell the night nurses about (R2’s) behaviors and the facility’s request that he go to the hospital or leave. I let (R2) in the building just to get a blanket because he said he was cold.” E6, CNA (Certified Nurse Aide) on 7-8-11 at 2:00PM stated on 7-1-11 at about 11:15PM, she observed R2 sexually assaulting R1. R2 was standing at the foot of the bed. R2 had slurred speech and had a strong smell of alcohol. E6 stated after she told R2 to stop, he raised his head and began to lick his lips. E6 stated that R1 was lying in the bed unable to make any sounds, nervous, shaking all over and had the call light in her hand squeezing it tightly. Z2 (R1’s Attending Physician) stated on 7-8-11 at 11:00AM, “(R1) has severe [MEDICAL CONDITION] and she is unable to speak or verbalize any of her needs. (R1) also needs extensive assistance with all aspects of physical concerns. (R1) would not have been able to call for help.” Police report dated 7-1-11 at 11:25PM states that R2 was taken into custody outside the facility and detained while an investigation was done. The resident was arrested and charged with criminal sexual assault.

Midlothian, 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
  • Dropped Patients
  • Fractures
  • Medication Errors
  • Physical Abuse
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Patient Wandering
  • Repeated Falls
  • 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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