Rosewood Nursing Home Negligence Lawyers
Rosewood Care Centers offer health services in suburban Chicago, throughout Central Illinois and in St. Louis, MO and its eastern communities. Each center’s physician and medical experts create, design and offer patients comprehensive rehabilitative programs conducted by Rosewood trained staff. The individualized therapy incorporates physical, occupational and speech therapies to meet the needs of the resident to ensure optimal health outcomes.
The specialized services offered at Rosewood include:
- Rehabilitation of total hip / knee replacement
- Neuromuscular disorder care
- Home physical exercise solutions
- Post-surgery wound care
- Management of chronic diseases
- Kitchen safety solutions
- Stroke therapies
- Family and resident education
- Tracheostomy care
- IV therapies
- Pain management
- Bone fracture care
- Wound vacuum service
- Amputation care
- Respite services
- Hospice care
Rosewood Care Center Locations
The Rosewood skilled nursing facilities offer semi-private and private rooms for long-term, respite or hospice care. The facilities in the Chicago Metropolitan area are located in Elgin, Inverness, Joliet, Northbrook, Rockford and St. Charles. The skilled nursing facilities in central Illinois are located in East Peoria, Galesburg, Moline and Peoria. St. Louis Metropolitan area skilled nursing facilities are located in St. Louis MO, Alton IL, Edwardsville IL and Swansea IL.
Choosing the Best Nursing Facility to Care for Your Loved One
Many families are faced with placing a loved one in a nursing facility on orders of a doctor or as aftercare when released from a hospital. During this time, choosing the best nursing facility can be difficult when the family is concerned of the health and well-being of a loved one with a medical condition that is either evolving or healing.
Nearly every claim or lawsuit filed by family members of a loved one injured in a nursing facility involves abuse or neglect by the medical team. Without proper monitoring, quality nutrition and effective protocols on providing medicines and treatments, a resident in a nursing facility can develop serious complications including bedsores, pneumonia, open wounds or other condition. Facility-acquired bedsores can develop quickly when the patient is not monitored properly, especially nursing home residents who are mobility-challenged and unable to move without assistance.
Daily activities including bathing, eating and physical exercise are important to the health and well-being of the patient. When the nursing facility does not provide adequate stimulation, quality meals or hygiene assistance, the patient can suffer debilitating, life-threatening injuries. Because of that, it is essential to choose the best nursing facility available in the community to protect the loved one in need of medical care.
Skilled Nursing Home Ratings
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) rates skilled nursing facilities across the nation, including nursing homes and assisted living homes in Illinois and Missouri. According to current rating data updates, Rosewood facilities rate “average”, “above average” and “much above average” at all of their facilities throughout Illinois and St. Louis. These ratings include:
- Results of certified health inspections (unexpected and scheduled inspections)
- Quality measures assessing how the nursing facility meets the needs of the resident
- Staffing data to determine if the facility is understaffed or provides medical, nutritional and hygiene care by teams that work long hours
Rosewood currently rates far above other facilities in Illinois receiving a minimum of three out of five stars overall. In addition, both the Rosewood Care Center of Joliet and Rosewood Care Center of St. Charles have received and maintained excellent five out of five star ratings.
When Neglect Occurs at a Rosewood Nursing Home
When family members suspect a loved one is being neglected in a nursing facility, it is essential to take legal action immediately. Hiring an experienced nursing home negligence attorney can stop the abuse now. Attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC have helped hundreds of families get the recovery they deserve in the aftermath of elder abuse at a facility. Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC can evaluate your case and file the necessary paperwork to ensure your legal rights are protected. When necessary, we can to bring in experts to evaluate cases involving: bedsores, dehydration, malnourishment, fractures, open wounds, pneumonia or other condition.
Victims of nursing home neglect or surviving family members of a loved one who has died from a facility-acquired condition can file a lawsuit for compensation. Let Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers LLC take the proper legal measures to protect the rights of the victim and ensure they receive maximum compensation for their injuries and suffering. It is essential to file a claim quickly before the applicable Statutes of Limitation expires. Talk to us now without any cost or obligation.
Claims and Awards Involving Rosewood Centers
$180,000 Award after Coffee Incident in Illinois Nursing Home
This case was filed in Illinois after an accident occurred at a Rosewood Care Center. The resident caught up in the incident was an 81-year-old woman. The event actually occurred on the same day that she was admitted to the nursing facility. Upon her admittance, Rosewood staff noted that she would need assistance for feeding and drinking. It appears that she did not get that. The plaintiffs claimed that she was given coffee unattended and without a protective lid. Consequently, she spilled the coffee all over herself and sustained various burns and scarring. Also, she developed MRSA, a type of infection. Later, she died of unrelated causes, but her estate still brought an action. They claimed that the facility was negligent and liable for her damages. The defense replied that she exaggerated her injuries, the coffee was a reasonable temperature, and the whole event was unavoidable. The jury denied each of these objections and awarded the plaintiffs $180,000: $50,000 for disfigurement; $25,000 for lost normal life; and $105,000 for pain.
$454,762 Verdict for Illinois Nursing Home Fall Case
This case emerged after an elderly woman allegedly fell on a number of occasions at an Illinois Rosewood Care Center. Lawyers for the woman claimed that after one fall there she suffered hematoma and after a subsequent fall she sustained a brain hemorrhage. Prior to these incidents, she was already paralyzed from a previous and unrelated stroke. Therefore, she needed constant care and supervision. In their complaint, they claimed that these falls were proof that she did not get that. Further, they alleged that these falls contributed to her death. They sought compensation for these injuries and costs as well as the tragedy of her wrongful death. The defense denied that all the falls complained of occurred on their watch. Also, they replied that the woman’s health problems and eventual death did not stem from any of their actions or inactions. Pressed to defend themselves, they did. However, the facility was not successful. A jury awarded the plaintiffs over $400,000 for lost normal life, pain, distress, medical bills, suffering, and wrongful death.
$149,115 Verdict to Man after Illinois Nursing Home Tumble
Here, an elderly man was dropped off at a nursing home (a Rosewood Care Center) for short-term care. He was eighty-three. The people who normally looked after him were going to be away on vacation. They relied on the nursing home to supervise the elderly man. However, just a few hours after they left, the man fell down and broke his hip. Apparently, staff were not present when this happened. The incident was a costly one for the man. He racked up over $20,000 in medical bills and over $60,000 in rehabilitative care. Lawyers for the man’s estate (he passed away from unrelated reasons) sued the nursing home. They alleged the defendant violated Illinois’ Nursing Home Care Act and sought compensation for all the harms and losses that resulted. The defendant replied that the man was fine on his own. However, that plea did not prevent the plaintiffs from obtaining a sizeable verdict: $149,115 for lost normal life, pain, and medical bills.
$58,879 Award for Illinois Woman after Nursing Home Accident
The resident that prompted this case was an 82-year-old woman. She was staying at a Rosewood facility in Edwardsville, Illinois. She tried going to the washroom by herself but fell. She suffered a hematoma as well as a broken spine. These injuries required surgery, long hospital stays, and tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills. Lawyers for the woman sued the facility on her behalf. They claimed the home was negligent and responsible for her damages including pain and bills. The defendant shot back quickly and strongly. It asserted that she did not ask for help and could have asked for help. It also replied that she was of sound mind. Further, it claimed it had more than enough staff on hand, but the woman was not a risk for falls. These substantive defenses could explain why the jury award was relatively low. It basically just compensated the plaintiffs for their medical bills.
For information on specific Rosewood Care Center facilities, please reference pages below:
- Rosewood Care Center Alton
- Rosewood Care Center Galesburg
- Rosewood Care Center Moline
- Rosewood Care Center Northbrook
- Rosewood Care Center of East Peoria
- Rosewood Care Center of Edwardsville
- Rosewood Care Center of Elgin
- Rosewood Care Center of Inverness
- Rosewood Care Center of Joliet
- Rosewood Care Center of Moline
- Rosewood Care Center of Peoria
- Rosewood Care Center of Rockford
- Rosewood Care Center of St. Charles
- Rosewood Care Center Swansea
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